Growing on the High Plains: High Line, Low Line

Dec 8, 2016

The High Line, NYC

I've been walkin' on the railroad...and it's not what you would expect!

Did you know that, in cities across the world, out-of-use elevated freight rail lines have been resurrected as rustic gardens and public parks? It's true! From Paris to Chicago to New York City, defunct industrial corridors have made for quite the elysian green spaces. 

On a recent trip to the Big Apple, I was thrilled to visit The High Line—one of the city's most unique public parks. Hovering over Manhattan’s West Side, it skirts through Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, providing a  juicy variety of plants and views certain to fill you up! 

Today's Growing on the High Plains will walk you through this fascinating, urban landscape, including one of the city's future projects, the Low Line, that sounds like subterranean magic. And who does "underground" better than New York City?