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Erika Harvey
Cutleaf Staghorn sumac is just one of several varieties of sumac grown at the High Line. Sumac trees are known for their brilliant fall foliage. Photo by Steven Severinghaus
 

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, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.

This week we share with you one of our gardeners’ current favorites.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
This beautiful aerial photo gives a different perspective of the High Line and the surrounding city. Photo by Melissa Mansur
 

High Line Photographer Melissa Mansur captured this amazing rainy day aerial photo of the High Line during an openhousenewyork tour at The Standard, New York last weekend.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Under The Standard, New YorkTartarian aster is just one of the many varieties of aster you’ll find in bloom at the High Line this season. The plants’ distinctive lavender blooms are a sure sign that autumn has arrived at the park.
 

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, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.

This week we share with you one of our gardeners’ current favorites.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Under The Standard, New YorkCrisp fall evenings are the perfect time to relax on the High Line. Photo by Rich Li-Chi Wang
 

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Colicchio and SonsOur signature fall fundraiser, hosted at Colicchio & Sons, featured food and drink from the neighborhood's best chefs. Photos by Liz Ligon
 

We would like to thank Tom Colicchio of Colicchio & Sons for partnering with Friends of the High Line to present our third annual High Line Chefs Dinner on Sunday, September 30. Over 200 guests enjoyed delicious cocktails and small plates crafted by world-renowned chefs from the High Line neighborhood, all in support of the ongoing maintenance and operations of the High Line.

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Erika Harvey
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Summer blooms may be fading, but brilliant fall foliage is right around the corner. Photo by Juan Valentin
 

It’s officially fall in New York City!

With more than 1,500 contributors, the High Line Flickr Pool gathers some of the best photographs of the park. The images are displayed in a rotating gallery on our Web site, giving High Line fans from afar, or those stuck in the office, a great way to keep track of park life. On the blog, we like to recognize the talented photographers who share their unique perspectives of the park throughout the four seasons.

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 fall foliage, seasonal treats from our food vendors, new art commissions, and free public programs for the entire family.

Join us after the jump to see some of our favorite autumnal photos from years past and get a taste of what’s to come this fall.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
This beautiful ornamental grass blooms in late summer with feathery pink-tinted panicles that fade to a cream color in the colder months of the year.
 

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, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.

This week we share with you one of our gardeners’ current favorites.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Visitors enjoy a glass of Riesling and snacks at Terroir at The Porch as the sun sets. Photo by Nicole Franzen
 

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Showy goldenrod gets its common name from its prolific yellow blooms which are a favorite of fall pollinators.
 

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, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.

This week we share with you one of our gardeners’ current favorites.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Visitors enjoy an evening walk along the High Line after a day of rain. Photo by Derek Wolter
 

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