The High Line Blog

  • Spring Cutback 2016 Kicks Off

    High Line gardeners and volunteers trim back plants for Spring Cutback. Photo by Julieanne Prevete. 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. Instead, when spring arrives High L... read more
  • Elmgreen & Dragset’s Greater Perspective

    High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Learn more about Elmgreen & Dragset's A Greater Perspective, on view through the end of March 2016, on the High Line ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Common snowdrop

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptab... read more
  • spring seasonal transitions

    Photo of the Week: Seasonal Transitions

    Spring is near! Friends of the High Line's largest horticultural undertaking Spring Cutback kicked off today and we've officially spotted the season's first crocus. It'll only get warmer and greener from here! For our Photo of the Week, I've chosen a series of three shots Hi... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: Life in the Soil

    Our gardeners applying beneficial nematodes. Photo by Timothy Schenck.While many people think of soil as inert, it is actually a lush ecosystem teeming with bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and insects. For High Line gardeners, studying and nurturing the complex life of our soil is one of the most f... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Jelena Witch Hazel

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptab... read more
  • goodnight moon

    Goodnight, High Line

    Photo by @hellomwHere's a modern day bedtime story inspired by our favorite park. In the great big city There was an elevated park And a mile-and-a-half long path And a planting bed with Magnolia trees framed against the moon And there were three fashionistas sitting o... read more
  • New Design Concept for the Spur

    A lot of people assume the High Line is done, but there is one more section to build. Though we have completed our original vision of extending the park from Gansevoort Street all the way to 34th Street, we always planned to also complete an offshoot of the High Line known as the Spur. Exte... read more
  • Mariana Castillo Deball’s Tales from Mexico

    High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Learn more about Mariana Castillo Deball's Who would measure the space, who would tell me the moment?, part of the group ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Purple milkweed

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptabili... read more