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Garden Zone

Eastern Rail Yards, Crossroads, & Pershing Square Beams

Location

At 30th St.

At the Crossroads, located in the widest section of the High Line at 30th Street, the planting beds comprise a lush mix of colors and textures, with hues of orange, red, and gold throughout the year. As you walk west, the 11th Avenue Bridge lifts approximately two feet above High Line–level; this elevated catwalk is bordered on either side by colorful display gardens which house the Tennessee coneflower (one of the park’s most beloved plants). Just west of 11th Avenue at the Pershing Square Beams, the concrete deck of the High Line has been removed to reveal the framework of the structure’s original steel beams and girders—the sunken areas are coated in a silicone surface for children to safely play. The plants in this area add to the sensory theme with groupings of fragrant perennials like Rosenkuppel oregano and Munstead English lavender.
Featured Plants

Chocolate white snakeroot

Ageratina altissima ‘Chocolate’

Snakeroot is a northeast native and a common weed in New York City; this cultivar is distinctive for the chocolate-colored tint of the oblong leaves.

Munstead English lavender

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead'’

Despite the name, this herb is actually native to the Mediterranean region. It’s a member of the mint family.

Rosenkuppel oregano

Origanum ‘Rosenkuppel’

This plant was voted Perennial of the Year in the Netherlands. Here on the High Line, it contributes to the vivid aromatic landscape.

Foxtrot fountaingrass

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Foxtrot’

This ornamental grass, native to Asia and Australia, is popular for its graceful form and showy flowers.

Major Wheeler coral honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’

Though not fragrant, this is one of the showiest vining honeysuckles, with an abundance of flowers joined by bright berries in late summer.

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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