The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Sweetshrub

    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
  • Plant of the Week: Prairie smoke

    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
  • Plant of the Week: Dwarf crested iris

    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
  • Plant of the Week: Sassafras

    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: Spring Ephemerals

    Spring ephemerals emerge, bloom, produce seed, and disappear all within a matter of weeks. On the High Line, these plants add color and texture to our gardens early in the season, when many perennials are still dormant and have been cut back to only a few inches above the ground. Ephemerals al... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Virginia bluebells

    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
  • Plant of the Week: Blue Moon wild phlox

    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
  • Plant of the Week: Twinleaf

    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, d... read more
  • High Line Gardeners & Volunteers Complete 2016 Cutback Season

    Another Spring Cutback on the High Line has been completed—and in record time. Our team of 15 gardeners completed this tremendous undertaking earlier than ever with the help of 175 volunteers who contributed more than 690 combined volunteer hours. With the unseasonable warmth of this spring, t... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Korean Tassel Fern

    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