Care and Collaboration: Seeking Nature on the High Line

Andi Pettis


The High Line was born of a city that is constantly changing and reinventing itself, and this is reflected in the dynamic landscape built on a mile and a half long elevated railroad on the west side of Manhattan, New York. From the urban location and the linear nature of the structure itself, to the unexpected and sometimes overwhelming popularity of the High Line, there are unique challenges in caring for this park in the sky. Andi Pettis will discuss how a world-class team of horticulturalists strive to manage the artistry, integrity and vision of Piet Oudolf’s planting design, while allowing for the spontaneity and tension present in a living, dynamic system, in what is essentially a collaboration between the gardeners, the designer, and the plants themselves.

Friday, 31st August 2018 at 14:00 PM