If there is one thing the Conservancy’s tenth anniversary has proven, it is that good things do come to those who wait. At long last, this year saw the completed restoration of the Temple of the Sky and the construction of the Hoop House, the first greenhouse on the property in nearly 75 years. We will welcome 100,000 visitors in 2021, in contrast to 5,000 a decade ago, a testament to the garden’s renaissance spearheaded by the Conservancy. Timothy Tilghman now leads a team of seven gardeners, a far cry from 2011 when he was a one-man band.
Our progress is fueled entirely by the generosity of friends like you. We hope you will consider a gift to support our work during the year ahead.
We enriched our outreach to families and children with the addition of a weekly Family Adventure Tour and a well-attended Family Fun Day with kites and magicians. Our Youth Horticultural Initiative grew to serve ten Yonkers high school students across five months, and we planted trees in the community through our new Warblers on Warburton initiative.
Though there are challenges aplenty, with your help the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy will rise to them. Admission to this extraordinary garden is free, and it is only through contributions like yours that we can safeguard this place of astonishing beauty and respite to everyone who crosses our threshold. We ask you to support our work as generously as you can and help us soar into the next decade.
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy