Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens,
For twelve years and counting, the Conservancy has worked diligently to restore and improve the 43-acre oasis that is Untermyer Gardens. Our horticultural gravitas received quite a boost in September when our own head gardener, Timothy Tilghman, was a featured speaker at one of the most prestigious garden symposia in the Northeast. His story of the garden—past, present, and future—seized the imagination of many present, including the eminent garden designer and writer Lynden Miller, who observed: “What has taken place at Untermyer Gardens in a relatively short time is truly breathtaking, one of the most important garden restorations in America in the past fifty years.”
Such recognition is music to our ears and we hope to yours as well. Every accomplishment has been a team effort by our gardeners, our staff, our volunteers, and donors like you. Won’t you please consider a gift to fuel our progress during the year ahead?
A few weeks ago, we achieved our most ambitious goal to date with the impressive restoration of the Persian Pool (below left), a multi-year process. Meanwhile, in a single week in November, Timothy and his team planted 1,550 perennials, the first phase of our vast new natural meadow, which eventually will sweep below the Walled Garden 600 feet or more toward the Hudson River (below right).
Stephen F. Byrns, President
Peter T. Boodell, Chair