High Line Tour: Celebrating Spring Ephemerals
Thursday, May 17, 2018
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
This event repeats every week on Thursday between 5/3/2018 and 5/17/2018.
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Learn more about the cultural significance, survival strategies, and ecology of spring plants. Guided by a High Line gardener, you'll visit spring favorites and native species, from candy-striped tulips to pearly-petaled native twinleafs.
Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.
10th Avenue Square, Northern Spur Preserve, and Chelsea Grasslands
with High Line Gardeners Yuki Kaneko and Rachel Hokanson
The second tour in our series will focus on bulbs such as pheasants eye daffodils and cultivated tulips, as well as the spring ephemeral eastern shooting star.
Chelsea Thicket, Lawn, and Meadow Walk
with High Line Gardeners Maryanne Stubbs and Ayinde Listhrop
In addition to colorful flowering trees and shrubs, the Chelsea Thicket features a spring understory full of native and introduced ephemerals such as spring beauty, Pagoda yellow dogtooth violet, and spring vetch. In the Meadow Walk, late tulips abound
Philip A. and Lisa Maria Flyover and Wildflower Field
with High Line Gardeners Orrin Sheehan and Taryn Cunha
The Falcone Flyover offers a rich display of woodland ephemerals, including bloodroot and trillium, as well as other forest favorites such as native azaleas and ferns. Further north in the Wildflower Field, red and yellow species tulips and grape hyacinths will be in bloom.
Tours take place at various locations on the High Line. Tour meeting location will be emailed after RSVP.