Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens:
Despite the inclement weather, we have continued to make progress at Untermyer Gardens. Late last year, the fine folks at Nationwide Maintenance gave their all to remove the many layers of graffiti that despoiled the Gate House. The clean facade is surprisingly subtle and elegant, sporting three tones of stucco, one of which is embedded with tiny aggregate flakes. This area will be converted into a Ruin Garden in 2018.
It's hard to believe, but views of the garden from only four years ago now seem like ancient history. Take a look at this picture of the Temple of Love area in 2014 (including Mayor Spano and a volunteer Boy Scout troop) and compare it to today's view.
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy
P.S. Here is a photo taken on Tuesday after the snow.