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Garden Zone

23rd Street Lawn and Seating Steps


At 23rd St.

The High Line’s only lawn extends for an entire city block; it gradually peels up from the High Line to lift visitors above the walkway at its northern end. The lawn’s turf contains a mix of tall fescue and perennial rye, which work together (the ryegrass is highly tolerant of foot traffic, and tall fescue does better in shade).

Featured Plants

Mars Midget pincushion plant

Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’

With its messy network of intercrossing foliage, this flower brings the characteristic qualities of an open meadow to the High Line’s urban landscape.

Miss Vain crocus

Crocus biflorus ‘Miss Vain’

Along with Crocus chrysanthus ‘Cream Beauty,’ this fragrant bulb sweeps through the lawn in early spring—lasting only a few weeks.

Autumn Bride hairy alumroot

Heuchera villosa ‘Autumn Bride’

Easy to cultivate, this is a great native groundcover for tough, shady areas; it’s especially nice grown in masses.

Abbeville Blue chaste tree

Vitex agnus-castus ‘Abbeville Blue’

The name refers to the plant’s historical use as a libido-lowering medicine for men, documented as far back as Pliny the Elder and Chaucer.

Claridge Druce cranesbill

Geranium x oxonianum ‘Claridge Druce’

Adding a pop of color to a shade garden, this is a vigorous, self-seeding spreader. It will rebloom if cut back after the first flush of flowers.

Keep the High Line Thriving

The High Line is beautiful thanks in large part to individual supporters like you. Members provide the tools and resources our gardeners need to keep the gardens open to everyone for seasons to come.

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