The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Blue Ice bluestar

    As you walk along the High Line in May, look down. The park changes each week as more flowers emerge. This month features one of the signature plant genuses of the High Line—the Amsonia or Bluestar family. We have two main types, Amsonia hubrichtii, which is more upright with light blue flo... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Eva black elderberry

    he Chelsea Thicket on the High Line is a diverse collection of plants and dependent bird species that nest and forage for food year-round. This week, the Eva black elderberry, Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva', is opening its flowers to the public, both human and avian. Photo by ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Shooting star

    Every year at the High Line, visitors congregate on the Sunken Overlook at 10th Avenue Square in order to experience the sights and sounds of New York City. Peering through the glass windows, visitors are subjected to an expansive view of the urban streetscape, as a river of brake lights flows... read more
  • High Line Bloomers: Green Council’s Spring Break Intensive Experience

    Spring has sprung: flowers are blooming, birds are returning, and Green Council members are getting their first taste of the summer work ahead of them. During their spring break, Green Council worked on the High Line with the gardeners and visited various green spaces around New York City, includ... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: Meet the Seasonal Gardeners

    Seasonal gardeners and interns play a critical role on the horticulture team. In addition to supporting the work of the zone gardeners, they offer fresh perspectives and keep us connected to the broader horticulture world. Our seasonal staff members bring with them knowledge from institutions ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Heartleaf foamflower

    Spring is here on the High Line! Tucked into the shadier areas of the High Line you will notice clumps of these magical looking flowers meandering their way through the garden beds. Native to the Eastern regions of North America, from as far north as Canada to as far south as Georgia, Tiarella... read more
  • Spring Cutback

    It's a Wrap! Gardeners & Volunteers Complete Spring Cutback

    Following weeks of hard work by our dedicated High Line gardeners and volunteers, we're excited to share that our 2017 Spring Cutback season is now complete! See our Spring Cutback progress... In keeping with planting designer Piet Oudolf's vision, High Line plants are not trimme... read more
  • Culture Shock: Q&A with Maysoon Zayid

    Join Friends of the High Line on April 22 for Culture Shock, the High Line's 2017 programming season kick-off. Culture Shock will bring the park to life with music, comedy, stories, and family activities from 1-6 PM. All events are free with RSVP and open to the public.Leading up to the event, we... read more
  • Green Council Welcomes Spring on the High Line

    The 2017 Green Council cohort participates in their first Cutback day on the park.Spring has finally arrived on the High Line! Led by High Line Educators, Green Council is a paid education and job-training program that offers local teens hands-on experience in horticulture, community gardening, a... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Grape Hyacinth

    It's been a long, cold, lonely winter on the High Line that at times seemed never ending. The cold weather continued through most of our spring cutback, including a winter storm that covered all of our plants in six inches of solid ice. But the ice slowly melted, and after we managed to dig th... read more