Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens:
Our big news is that we now have our third full-time gardener, Andrew Schuyler. Drew, a native of North Yonkers, served as our first seasonal worker in 2012. He graduated with honors from Longwood Gardens' Professional Gardener Program (one of the finest in the country), followed by an internship at Great Dixter in England. We are thrilled to have him on board and look forward to continued improvements from our burgeoning horticultural machine! (And yes, he is related to Alexander Hamilton's wife, Elizabeth Schuyler.) With our three seasonal workers, six gardeners are now working their magic.
Finally, I would like to draw your attention to two special events at the garden in September. Our End of Summer Garden Party is sponsored by the Young Friends of Untermyer Gardens and will take place on Sunday, September 17, from 5:00-8:00 pm.
On Monday, September 26, we will celebrate the ancient Persian secular festival ofMehregan, which is based on thanksgiving for the harvest, from 5:30-9:30 pm. Sattar, the well-known Iranian singer, will perform.
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy