Gardens of the High Line

Gardens of the High Line

Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes

Book - 2017
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"Before it was restored, the High Line was an untouched, abandoned landscape overgrown with wildflowers. Today it is much more than that; it's a central plaza, a cultural center, a walkway, and a green retreat in a bustling city that is free for all to enjoy. But above all else, it is a beautiful, dynamic garden with plantings designed by Piet Oudolf, one of the world's most extraordinary garden designers. Gardens of the High Line, by Piet Oudolf and Rick Darke, offers an in-depth view into the planting designs, plant palette, and maintenance of this landmark achievement. It reveals a four-season garden that is filled with native and exotic plants, drought-tolerant perennials, and grasses that thrive and spread. It also offers inspiration and advice to home gardeners and garden designers looking to recreate its iconic, naturalistic style. Featuring stunning photographs by Rick Darke and an introduction by Robert Hammond, the founder of the Friends of the High Line, this large-trim, photo-driven book is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the nature of design." --
Publisher: Portland, Oregon :, Timber Press,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781604696998
Branch Call Number: 635.9097471 OU OS
Characteristics: 319 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Darke, Rick - Author
Hammond, Robert 1969-


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jpainter Aug 11, 2017

Did you know that the soil layer on NYC's High Line averages 18" deep? The deepest layers are about 48" deep (in the Gansevoort Woodland at the southernmost tip). You can delve into the text, or simply flip through this heavily and beautifully illustrated book, and appreciate it either way. The High Line is no longer a hidden and neglected wilderness. How carefully planned and maintained the natural elements are becomes clear to readers here. Designed to draw on the native plants which grew wild on the neglected railbeds and switchbacks, Piet Oudolf's planting designs of native and introduced drought-resistant perennials which thrive and spread come to life in every season on the pages. An educational book for gardeners and every bit as enjoyable as a stroll on the High Line!


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