Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens,
It is exciting to see the construction of the new ornamental vegetable garden begin. Near the bottom of the Vista, Glencar Water Gardens is scraping away soil from the hillside to at last reveal the full width of the pergola colonnade, which was previously obscured by the odd topography. This work will enable the summer interns to begin their efforts in this area on July 6. Excess soil is being deposited around the base of the lowest Color Garden retaining wall, which will create a semicircular viewing platform. A memorial bench will soon be placed there.
Sadly, the Conservancy has decided to cancel its annual Soirée which had been rescheduled for September 13. As an alternative, we will present an online, interactive experience to celebrate the garden’s accomplishments and raise crucial funds for its support through a virtual auction, paddle raise, and journal. Stay tuned.
Here is our latest video installment from Timothy Tilghman about the part of the Rock and Stream Garden that we call the 'Love Triangle.'
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy