At long last, the reconstruction of the Persian Pool in the Walled Garden is well underway. The crew from Glencar Water Gardens has removed the coping stones, drilled holes through three-foot-thick masonry walls, and traced the layout of buried pipes. The old ruined mosaic tiles will soon be covered, and the process of raising the floor of the pool and building new walls will begin. I cannot say how happy we are to have arrived at this point.
Looking ahead, I would like to recommend to those who have or know young children our second annual Family Fun Day. It will feature adventure tours through the garden, the once-a-year opportunity to fly kites on the great lawn, and a magic show. What better place to take your children on a fine fall afternoon?
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy