Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens:
Our Summer Solstice Sunset Soirée did what it has always done: it scared us with mid-afternoon rain, then cleared for a most magnificent evening, including a brilliant sunset. We had a full house to honor Ann Carmel, the Conservancy's Chair and Samuel Untermyer's great-granddaughter.
Given that many people travel some distance to join us, we try to make our gala especially entertaining. Timothy Tilghman and his crew delivered a picture-perfect garden, with flowers galore.
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy
P.S. As this goes to press, we learned of the death of the New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham at age 87. He loved Untermyer Gardens and came here many times. Our last communication with him, several weeks ago, spoke of his intention to come to our gala, but it was not to be.