The High Line Blog

  • Gardening in the Sky: Celebrating Death and Life in the Autumn Garden

    We often think of spring and summer as the best times for visiting gardens. However, fall may be the season in which we see the character of naturalistic gardens like the High Line most clearly. The gardens are at their fullest, with some perennials having put on more than eight feet of growth... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Minutissimum dwarf lady fern

    This October, we're celebrating the moments of transformation in the High Line gardens created to captivate, draw us in, and show us a different way of looking at nature. As part of Celebrating Fall at the Woodland Edge, we'll be featuring related plants throughout the month. Follow along on s... read more
  • Plant of the Week: American boneset

    Photo by Ayinde Listhrop As the autumn colors start to set in on the High Line, American boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum, is in continuous bloom. The flower inflorescences are composed of multiple small, white flowers on top of 3 to 6-foot tall stems, with leaves in opposite arrangeme... read more
  • Map Your High Line Memories

    Maps are mini-stories. They tell a journey. They record history. They define a space. And what's remarkable is how people can experience that same space in completely different ways. We invite you to create your own High Line map. Capture your memories and highlight the spots on and a... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Beautyberry

    It is that time of year on the High Line when our visitors begin to notice the subtle shift in color on display throughout the park. As the vibrancy of summer delicately dwindles into a camouflage of earth-toned hues, it's usually a sure sign that the cooler seasonal months have arrived. Garde... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Prairie Dock

    Towering above all other perennials on the High Line, is one of my personal favorites in the park – the stunningly beautiful prairie dock, or Silphium terebinthinaceum. Growing up to a height of 12 feet tall, Silphium terebinthinaceum puts on a show of long lasting, sun-flower like blooms f... read more
  • Make It Rusty!: Q&A with ArchForKids

    On Saturday, September 23, 2017, families are invited to join us for Make It Rusty!, the latest in our Make It! festival series. Create, listen, build, and learn as a family through stories, art, nature, and design! Each month we explore new themes with interactive activities for children a... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Wild Senna

    Wild senna, this week's plant, is a new addition to the High Line and blooming for the first time this summer. (Look for it in the Chelsea Grasslands section of the High Line, between 17th St. and 20th St.) Also known as Senna marilandica, it is a shrubby, herbaceous perennial native to the Ea... read more
  • Partner Spotlight: Kind Traveler

    The United Nations designated 2017 as the Year of Sustainable Tourism. Each year, nearly 50 million people travel to New York City to experience the city's world-renowned arts and culture scene, diverse culinary offerings, and everything else that makes New York unique – including the High Lin... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Sweet black-eyed Susan

    From the onset of early summer, you can always count on the familiar eye catching sight of the sweet black-eyed Susan, or Rudbeckia subtomentosa, to add a bright burst of color to the High Line. It comes in many varieties and goes by many names including black eyed susans, coneflowers, yell... read more