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Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration

Saturday, April 8, 2017

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.

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The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring—the Shearing of the Heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and Heather Garden staff. 

Bring your musical instruments and join in our community parade through the Heather Garden. Learn why Fort Tryon Park has the largest heath and heather collection in the northeast, and learn how to propogate your own heathers with clippings from the shearing. Participate in a scavenger hunt, make flower-themed crafts, and get your face painted while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and  Palisades!


Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park Accessible
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue
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Event Organizer

Fort Tryon Park Trust, Northern Manhattan Parks

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

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