TOUR: Celebrating Spring Ephemerals

Date & Time

Every Thursday, April 26 – May 17


On the High Line at Gansevoort St.

Learn more about the cultural significance, survival strategies, and ecology of spring plants. Guided by a High Line gardener, you'll visit spring favorites and native species, from candy-striped tulips to pearly-petaled native twinleafs.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.


May 10, 9 AM
Chelsea Thicket, Lawn, and Meadow Walk
with High Line Gardeners Maryanne Stubbs and Ayinde Listhrop
In addition to colorful flowering trees and shrubs, the Chelsea Thicket features a spring understory full of native and introduced ephemerals such as spring beauty, Pagoda yellow dogtooth violet, and spring vetch. In the Meadow Walk, late tulips abound.

May 17, 9 AM
Philip A. and Lisa Maria Flyover and Wildflower Field
with High Line Gardeners Orrin Sheehan and Taryn Cunha
The Falcone Flyover offers a rich display of woodland ephemerals, including bloodroot and trillium, as well as other forest favorites such as native azaleas and ferns. Further north in the Wildflower Field, red and yellow species tulips and grape hyacinths will be in bloom.

TD Bank is the Presenting Green Sponsor of the High Line.

High Line Gardens are supported by Greenacre Foundation.

High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Corey Johnson.