Winter Lecture: Paradise on the Hudson: The Creation, Loss and Revival of a Gilded Age Garden
On a single day in 1939, more than 30,000 people visited the Untermyer Garden—at the time, one of America’s grandest displays of horticulture. Thirty years later, most of the site had been sold or left to ruin. Who was the visionary behind the estate’s original glory? What triggered the garden’s decline and sparked its restoration?
In Paradise on the Hudson, Caroline Seebohm brings to light the remarkable story of a larger-than-life figure lost mostly to history, and the impact of his horticultural obsession. It is a fascinating tale about of the role of passion in both creating and rescuing this magnificent garden.
On Monday, March 9 at 6:00PM, Caroline Seebohm will speak about Samuel Untermyer, his place in history and his gardens. Join us for an illustrated lecture at the Parish House of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church at 923 Madison Avenue, New York, NY followed by a reception and book signing.
There are no physical tickets for this lecture, once you've purchased your ticket, your name/s will be added to our guest list.