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pipeThe Chelsea Grasslands as imagined with Wandering Band musicians. Original Photo By Rik Panganiban and Adapted By Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria.
 

Because the High Line was designed to be an open space for all people to enjoy, and because art, in general, makes our brains happy, we're looking forward to introducing you this weekend to Ana Prvacki's "Wandering Band."

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pipeGoatsbeard (Aruncus 'Horatio') in bloom. Photo by Joan Garvin.
 

Every time we walk the High Line, we overhear a park visitor marveling about how established the plants look after having a year in the park. The grasses are thicker and lusher, the flowers are blooming with more gusto — even the trees have a hearty at-home-ness about them.

"Many of the species selected for the High Line are vigorous, but the ultimate charm of a well-conceived landscapes stems from the shape it takes once it matures," said Patrick Cullina, our Vice President of Horticulture & Park Operations. "It may be hard to believe, but most of those plants were installed only one short year ago. We will continue to monitor the emerging patterns, and make refinements that will further strengthen our dynamic landscape." When High Line Planting Designer Piet Oudolf last visited the park, he, too, had enthusiastic things to say about how well the plants have taken root.

As the warm weather keeps coming, the gardens will continue to thrive. June's bloom forecast promises many spectacular days to view the High Line's ever-changing landscape. This month's bloom list (available here on our Web site) is rich with variety and intrigue. Many of the plants, like the Allegheny serviceberry pictured below, showcased a different kind of attraction earlier this year, and have now developed into a fresh sight.

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pipeHigh Line gardeners Howard Wai and Maryanne Stubbs at work in the planting beds near 14th Street.
 
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pipeA still from "Passage of Two," shot on the High Line at the rail yards, part of the film "NY Export: Opus Jazz."
 
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pipePeter Colquhoun's Under the Standard on the High Line.
 

The High Line is increasingly becoming a place of inspiration for art-making. One of the most recent works comes from Peter Colquoun, whose landscapes of the High Line are on view right now at DietzSpace.

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pipeA play structure designed by kids using "Imagination Playground in a box." Photo by Talisman Photo.
 

If you have kids, you know creativity, active playing, and free thinking are all crucial elements for developing minds. Imagination Playground, built on this idea, will be on the High Line this Saturday. It's a great chance for kids to play in a whole new way!

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pipe'Rhapsody in Blue' sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Rhapsody in Blue'). Photo by Yoon Kim.
 
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