The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Rosa glauca

    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 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptab... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Juniperus virginiana

    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 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptabil... read more
  • Photo(s) of the Week: High Line Art in Fall

    The High Line is a unique setting for presenting art. Unlike the white wall of a traditional gallery, the plant life, the weather, and the cityscape that surround High Line Art's installations are ever changing. Over the years, Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art Cecilia Alemani has ... read more
  • Fall Foliage - High Line

    Video: Fall Foliage Tour

    Photo by Timothy Schenck This morning, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation stopped by the High Line for a short fall foliage tour with Friends of the High Line Interim Director of Horticulture Andi Pettis. The tour was broadcast live via Periscope, where users were able ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Acer triflorum

    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 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptab... read more
  • Compost Tea High Line

    Gardening in the Sky: That Black, Bubbling, Beneficial Brew of Compost Tea

    Casting of worm and powder of seaweed, plus hydrolysate of fish… No, this isn't a witch's brew, but the compost "tea" we brew out of these ingredients works magic for our soil. Compost tea is a specially-prepared liquid soil amendment that teems with life. The beneficial microorganisms present in... read more
  • Haunted High Line

    Photo(s) of the Week: The Latest in Halloween Fashion on the High Line

    Looking for costume inspiration? Check out these memorable moments and creative ideas from last week's 5th Annual Haunted High Line Halloween event! Park visitors enjoyed face painting, storytelling, live music, a retro photo booth, seasonal treats, and art projects – all against the backdrop ... read more
  • Throwback Thursday: How We Got to the "End of the Line"

    A view of the southern terminus of the High Line at the intersection of Gansevoort and Washington Streets, in 2011. The photo is part of the forthcoming book by High Line designers James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Photo by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel/National Geogra... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Autumn 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 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
  • PHOTOS: Autumn on the High Line

    It's officially fall in New York City! Now that temperatures are cooling and the first hints of fall color are appearing in the planting beds, it's the perfect time to enjoy crisp evening walks, beautiful autumn foliage, public art, and programs for the entire family. See below for some ... read more