Vanderbilt Gate

As you step into the awe-inspiring beauty of the Conservatory Garden, you may pass through its first stunning feature: the Vanderbilt Gate.

Tall, imposing, and delicate, it is considered one of the finest examples of wrought iron work in New York City.

Designed by American architect George B. Post, the Vanderbilt Gate was made in France and once stood at the mansion of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, located at Fifth Avenue and 58th Street. Later, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, gifted the gates to the City.