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Wave Hill's 2013 Horticultural Lecture #1 - Untermyer, America's Greatest Forgotten Garden


Wednesday Jan 23, 2013 (6–7:30pm)



Wave Hill (Venue Partner)

New York School of Interior Design

170 East 70th Street






Wave Hill says…

Wave Hill Horticultural Lectures are devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. This year’s distinguished lecturers offer a walk down memory lane. But these presentations are not simply an indulgence in nostalgia as the past strongly informs the present in the three subjects we address. This first lecture in the series highlights Untermyer, America's greatest forgetten garden.

Before Samuel Untermyer’s death in 1940, his gardens in Yonkers, New York, were among America’s most celebrated. Spearheading the rebirth of this estate are Untermyer Gardens Conservancy chair and former Wave Hill board member Stephen F. Byrns and former Wave Hill Gardener Timothy Tilghman, Untermyer’s horticulturist. Byrns, an award-winning partner at BKSK Architects, has published widely. He joins Tilghman, an acclaimed horticulturist whose experience ranges from Missouri to the Hudson Valley, in painting a bright picture of the recovery of this magnificent estate.

Series: $48 Member, Student/$60 General. Individual lectures: $20 Member, Student/$25 General. Reservations recommended, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x220.