Yonkers meets Greenwich in an Untermyer Gardens tour

Get set to tour Untermeyr Gardens, virtually.

Even in winter, gardens like Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers offer a spectral botanical beauty. Timothy Tilghman, horticulturalist and head gardener there, will introduce gardening enthusiasts to this garden and public park in a 7 p.m. Feb. 2 Zoom presentation, courtesy of the Greenwich Botanical Center.  

In 1899, Samuel Untermyer purchased the Greystone estate, transforming the gardens and greenhouses into some of the most celebrated in America. Designed by the Beaux Arts architect William Welles Bosworth around 1915, the gardens spread throughout 150 acres overlooking the Hudson River. Today, the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy is restoring 43 of those acres. 

The talk will touch on the history of the gardens, then present a virtual tour of the completed historical restorations, the upcoming historical restorations and finally the nonhistorical creations Tilghman and company plan to execute. 

To register, visit https://greenwichbotanicalcenter.org/product/untermyer-gardens-past-present-and-future/  and for more, visit untermyergardens.org

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