Historic Gardens of Westchester to be Presented by County Historical Society

Westchester is home to many magnificently designed gardens that reflect a variety of historic eras and fascinating cultures. The Westchester County Historical Society is providing a virtual tour of these exquisite landscapes on Thursday, August 11th at 5:30 pm.


A 75-minute, richly illustrated presentation will include images both past and present of the restored colonial gardens at the Jay family homesteads, the gilded age property of Lyndhurst, the serenity of the Japanese Stroll Gardens in North Salem, the impeccable Persian designs of Untermeyer Park, and more. The landscape architects and horticulturists, as well as the philanthropists and the visionaries that made these spaces open to the public today, will also be discussed.


To register for this free zoom presentation: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pfuivpj0vHN3ag1bS-61SOqeNTU2tTkS8z or visit the WCHS website: https://westchesterhistory.com, or contact Barbara Davis by email: barbara@westchesterhistory.com or by phone: (914) 231-1437.


Established in 1874, the Westchester County Historical Society is one of the oldest historical societies in America and the only organization that collects and promotes the county-wide history of Westchester. The Society’s comprehensive and accessible collection of books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, maps and atlases, and images pertaining to the history and genealogy of Westchester County is housed in the state-of-the art temperature-and humidity-controlled environment of the Westchester County Records Center located at 2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford.