Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens,
The year 2020 will go down in the record books as one of the most challenging in decades. Yet amid many constraints, the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy has worked relentlessly to help the garden flourish. Our success is made possible by generous friends like you, who share our commitment to this very special place. Please consider a gift to our annual appeal if you can, and help us end the year on a positive note.
Though our operating budget was reduced by a third, and our team of gardeners frozen at six instead of eight, they maintained the garden at an exceptionally high standard and enhanced it greatly.
Our dedicated gardeners planted thousands of donated plants to complete the new 450-foot Rock and Stream Garden.
Our Annual Appeal is the final piece of our fiscal puzzle. Last year, we received more than 500 donations from grateful friends who appreciate that we are one of the only major public gardens in America that is free of charge to all.
These difficult times have revealed how essential our garden is to so many, and the outpouring of encouragement we have received has been inspiring. We are determined to remain resilient in the face of continuing hardship, and we ask you to support our work as generously as you can.
Stephen F. Byrns
Ann E. Carmel