Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens:
Last year, I gave a lecture in Manhattan about Untermyer Gardens, focusing on its design and history. This year, Timothy Tilghman, our lead horticulturist, will deliver the first lecture ever given that focuses purely on the horticulture of the garden. It will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 225 West 99th Street.
"In anticipation of an exuberant spring, please join me for a visual tour of Samuel Untermyer's reimagined gardens. We'll explore the past, present, and future of these once-great gardens with an emphasis on plants and planting schemes. The opportunities and challenges of changing color, form, texture, and growing conditions will be depicted with images taken throughout the year. I will focus on the large area within the walls of the Indo-Persian garden, where intense cultivation is in full swing, and glimpse the potential of the outlying Temple of Love, Vista, Color Gardens, and Gate House ruins."
In addition, I am especially pleased to announce that our fund-raising for 2014 greatly exceeded our goal, thanks to the generosity of a record number of contributors. We raised $500,000, well over our target of $350,000. Our fund-raising trajectory since the Conservancy's inception has been as follows:
Many thanks for your considerable support and enthusiasm. We have good reason to believe that 2015 will be another year for the record book. Stay tuned!
Stephen F. Byrns
Chairman, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy