Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens,
In a 1928 article about Samuel Untermyer, Gove Hambidge wrote that “one great advantage of the creating of gardens over other kinds of creative work is that you are never finished … A garden … is a little world perennially in the process of creation … a passion which adds to, instead of helping to destroy, the world’s store of beauty.”
We find that we too are seized by this passion as we rebuild this little world. Recently, it has been a true delight to see the pergola at the future Ornamental Vegetable Garden come back to life. A truckload of heavy, clear cedar timbers was delivered to the site and, voilà, a gorgeous garden structure is being restored. It will be shaded by vines and furnished with four stone benches that will be a highlight of the garden.
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy