Spring Cutback Training 2016

Date & Time

Last event was Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Exact Location Provided Upon Registration


In keeping with planting designer Piet Oudolf's vision, High Line plants are not trimmed back at the onset of cold weather as they are in most gardens. When spring arrives, High Line Gardeners and volunteers work quickly to trim back the grasses and perennials that grow along our 1.5-mile-long park during our annual Spring Cutback.

Spring Cutback is our largest horticultural undertaking of the year, and we would love your help! As a Spring Cutback volunteer, you will join an enthusiastic and dedicated team, work side-by-side with High Line Gardeners to shear back grasses and perennials using pruners and scissors, and help us prepare for a lush, beautiful growing season.


Volunteers must be 18 years or older, attend one training session in February, and complete two volunteer shifts between February 29 and April 1. The volunteer shifts will be held from 8:00 to 10:30 AM and 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a volunteer application and sign up for the volunteer training session.

There will be three training sessions this year. In order to participate in Spring Cutback, you must attend one training session. We regret that there may not be opportunities for all candidates.

Monday, February 8, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Wednesday, February 10, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Wednesday, February 17, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

If you are a High Line member and are interested in volunteering, please email us at members@thehighline.org. Not yet a member? Join today!

We appreciate your enthusiasm and support. If you have any questions about Spring Cutback or the Volunteer Program, please email volunteers@thehighline.org.


REI is a Supporting Sponsor of the High Line Volunteer Program.