September 23, 2014

Visiting A Magnificent New York Garden

Dear Readers,

I love visiting gardens around the country and the world.   Last week I saw a very beautiful one close to home--Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, New York.

The gardens are named for Samuel Untermyer, a prominent New York lawyer who had a passion for horticulture.

In 1899 he purchased Greystone, the former estate of New York governor Samuel Tilden, and for the next forty years, with the help of landscape artist Welles Bosworth, he transformed Greystone’s gardens into some of the most celebrated in America.

Today, the gardens are being restored by the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy.

I hope you enjoy the photos I took of this stunning place and I encourage you to visit if you can!

-Martha