Untermyer: A Contemporary Persian Garden

Intended to make paradise manifest on Earth, Persian gardens are known for their masterful use of geometry and water. Explore how this garden design style evolved from antiquity through the 19th century with Stephen F. Byrns, founder of the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy. He will discuss the architecture and spatial development of the gardens, as well as their intended spiritual and symbolic meaning. Then, the class will visit the newly restored Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers for a guided tour that highlights both history and horticulture.

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