Elevated Garden in NYC - The High Line

The High Line is a raised public park on a disused railway line on the West side of Manhattan. A must visit if you’re in New York and need a break from the hustle and bustle of the streets of below.

We arrived shortly after it opened in the morning (7am, we were there at about 8) and spent a few hours slowly walking the full length of the line, taking time to sit down in the various rest areas dotted along the park.

We liked the simple planting of grasses, trees and shrubs that reflect the self-seeded 'weeds' that would have sprouted up through the tracks before it became what it is today. It's a linear garden of great texture and manages to weave the heavy railroad references in amongst wildflowers and contemporary water features. In fact, it reminded us very much of our visit to RHS Chelsea earlier this year. The High Line is certainly somewhere that we felt comfortable and calm; we were able to sit in shade, in peace and kind of forget where we were which is always a good thing in our book. 

{ This post is part of our USA 2017 Trip }

The High Line NYC Bench
The High Line NYC Sign Detail
The High Line NYC Plants
The High Line NYC Path
The High Line NYC Green
The High Line NYC Rail Tracks
The High Line NYC Silver Birch
The High Line NYC Close up Flower
The High Line NYC Concrete Walls
The High Line NYC
The High Line NYC Magnus
The High Line NYC Flowers
The High Line NYC Bridge Over Street
The High Line NYC
The High Line NYC Street
The High Line NYC Rooftop
The High Line NYC River View
The High Line NYC Bush