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The High Line Blog

  • Alpacas Help High Line Gardeners Finish Spring Cutback in Record Time

    Every spring, Friends of the High Line gardeners and volunteers work to trim back grasses and perennials throughout the entire park as part of our annual Spring Cutback efforts. This year, we finished in record time with the help of some unique volunteers: a mighty team of alpacas. High ... read more
  • Q&A with Spring Cutback Volunteer Bridget Gramling

    Before the onset of spring, our High Line gardeners and volunteers begin to work vigorously on trimming back textured grasses and perennials to make way for new growth along our 1.5-mile-long park. February 29 marked the first day of this monumental task, called Spring Cutback. And with the co... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Pennsylvania sedge

    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, adaptability... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: Cutting Back, Springing Forward

    High Line volunteers working alongside our gardeners for Spring Cutback. Photo by Julieanne Prevete. Each year, more than a hundred volunteers join our horticulture team to cut back the park's grasses and broad leaf perennials. We are nearly 75% done with Spring Cutback and have cut back m... read more
  • Secrets of the High Line

    amNewYork featured the High Line in their "Secrets of New York" series, the ultimate insider's guide to the best-kept secrets of New York's must-see places and buzzed-about people. Learn some of the secrets you'll discover below and see the full list on amny.com. If you live in New York Cit... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Himalayan sweet box

    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
  • Learning on the Line: Using Oral Histories in the Classroom

    Each month, Friends of the High Line invites local teachers and thinkers to write about how they incorporate the High Line into their curriculum. This month, Lara Balarezo and Meg Lyons – second grade teachers at PS 33 Chelsea Prep in Manhattan – discuss our collaborative intergenerational pro... read more
  • 2016 Teen Staff

    Welcome, 2016 Teen Staff!

    2016 Teen Staff. Photo by Stephanie Wilkins Since 2012, Friends of the High Line has offered job opportunities for more than 100 teens in cultural production, horticulture, and education. This year, we are excited to welcome a new cohort of 28 teen staff members who will be working in Green Cou... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Snow crocus

    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
  • Photo(s) of the Week: What a Difference a Week Makes!

    These photos show last Friday (snowfall!) vs. this Friday's shorts-and-flip-flops weather. The turbulent wishy-washy weather of spring is upon us! A week ago it was literally freezing (a low of 30 ° F), and this week we saw highs of 79°. This warm weather has jump started t... read more