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Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands

Sunday, September 24, 2017

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

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Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden with its 550 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs.

Brands and colleague Lynden Miller have served as garden consultants to the Fort Tryon Park Trust since 2009. Learn how they worked with the park's gardeners and the Olmsted Brother's original 1935 plant list to strengthen and rejuvenate the Heather Garden to make it a destination with horticultural interest in every season. Their Framework Plan also equipped the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks gardeners with information on how to best sustain the garden for future generations. 

 

Location

Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park Accessible
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue
Manhattan
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Northern Manhattan Parks, Fort Tryon Park Trust

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

Categories

Nature, Tours, Talks

Directions to Fort Tryon Park

Know Before You Go

ParkFort Tryon Park

The path and stairs in Fort Tryon Park that lead to the Cloisters are currently closed for repairs. The construction project is in the bidding cycle. Railings and lighting will be installed as part of the project, which is anticipated to go into construction in the fall of 2016.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2016

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