The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Sicilian honey garlic

    Sicilian honey garlic, Allium siculum subspecies dioscoridis, is one of the many alliums that’s popping up in the High Line’s planting beds.   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... read more
  • An Important Step for the High Line at the Rail Yards

      We are one step closer to securing the third and final section of the High Line at the rail yards to be transformed into public open space. On Wednesday, April 25, the New York City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a zoning text amendment that secures the eastern portio... read more
  • Photography: Spring at the High Line

    The buds of Eastern redbud Appalachian Red begins to appear along the branches of the tree in mid-March. These vibrant blooms were one of the many spectacular displays in the park this spring. Photo by Steven Severinghaus.  With more than 1,500 contributors, the High Line Flickr Pool ga... read more
  • The High Line as a Green Roof

    Beneath the concrete planks and beautiful plantings is an advanced system for water drainage and retention. Photo by Iwan Baan.  While you’re walking along the High Line, you may not realize it, but below your feet is an intricate drainage system that helps to reduce storm water runoff an... read more
  • Six Weeks of Hard Work Culminates in Earth Day Celebration on the High Line

    (Left) Neighborhood kids helped create a community mural during Earth Day in the Sky activities. (Right) Alison Knowles’ Make a Salad invited the audience to take part in the performance by sharing a meal of fresh spring greens. Photos by Liz Ligon.  On Sunday, April 22, we hosted the Hi... read more
  • Web Shop Promotion: Celebrate Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day is May 13. Are you looking to make your Mom’s day even more special this year? Now until Saturday, May 12, you will receive a complimentary High Line Plant Guide with your purchase of our newly-created High Line Note Cards – the perfect gift for moms. Visit the High Line ... read more
  • Partners in Preservation: Vote for the High Line

    Help us keep the High Line spectacular by casting your vote at Partners in Preservation. With your help, the High Line can receive critical funding for maintenance work on the 10th Avenue Square, pictured above. Photo by Iwan Baan  There’s a new way to support the High Line. The park h... read more
  • High Line Green Corps Offers Local Teens Hands-On Experience

    Ten local teens spent their spring break working side-by-side with High Line Gardeners while they learned about green jobs from a variety of guest speakers. Photo by Joan Garvin.  As part of our ongoing community engagement initiative, we are always looking for new ways to involve our c... read more
  • Spring Cutback Ends, Spring Season Begins with Earth Day

    Celebrate the culmination of Spring Cutback and the beginning of spring with a day of community festivities on the High Line. Photo by Barry Munger.  Join us for our first-ever Earth Day Celebration on the High Line on Sunday, April 22! This full day of community festivities will mark t... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Redbuds

    The genus Cercis includes 10 species of shrubs, commonly referred to as redbuds. On the High Line you’ll find 5 different cultivars, or types. Pictured here is Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'. Photo by Barry Munger.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded lan... read more