Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens:
Our stalwart crew has now planted more than 2000 hakonechloas along the Vista during a recent grueling heat wave. Uncomplaining, they worked their magic, and it is a sight to behold. Also, note the turf joints between the pavers, recalling the original Vista. We are nearing the completion of this monumental feature, which is unique in America.
Finally, our annual Summer Solstice Sunset Soirée -- our most important annual fund-raising effort -- takes place on June 21, the actual solstice. The event celebrates the centennial of the garden and honors Michael Bakwin, a true friend of the Conservancy. We hope you'll attend to support our work and enjoy the results.
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy