Garden Design: Central Park

Garden Design: Central Park

It’s hard to be a gardener when you live in New York City but great gardens are all around us. Cooper-Hewitt and Central Park Conservancy have partnered to give  a deeper appreciation to the thought that goes into NYC’s park maintenance and how their caretakers see their space as a blank canvas for design. 





























Garden Design: The Art of Color, Variety and Form

At this event you can join the curator and gardeners from the Central Park Conservancy for a talk about the landscape design of the Central Park Conservatory Gardens and how it compliments and contrasts with Frederick Law Olmsted’s overall design for Central Park. Learn about how the elements of form and color are rethought and refreshed each year within the garden’s formal planting structure. Hear how the redesign strategies offer the public new and unique views from season to season.

Date: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event Address: 
111 Central Park North, Harlem Meer,
New York  New York  NY
Annual Shearing of the Heathers

Annual Shearing of the Heathers

This sounds like such a cool thing to do on a spring weekend….

Saturday, April 13, 201310:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.The 3-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 garden staff. In addition to the shearing, visitors can take tours of the garden, learn what is so Special about Heaths and Heathers, hear The New York Scottish Pipes & Drums, and join a children’s workshop while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades.

Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park.
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan
Directions to this location

Location Details: The Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park. Enter the park from Margaret Corbin Circle where Fort Washington Avenue and Cabrini Boulevard converge.

This event is free.

What to do with your Christmas Tree….

What to do with your Christmas Tree….

  After a merry Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about what to do with your tree. What should you do? You should Treecycle it at MulchFest!


On Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13, NYC Parks will host the annual MulchFest from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at locations citywide. Bring your holiday tree to one of 80 designated parks to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city or your own garden! There will be 35 chipping sites and 45 drop-off sites throughout the five boroughs. And this year, you can bring your tree to a drop-off site starting January 9 and running through the 13th.