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San Diego Horticultural Society - Gardens on the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes

  • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA, 92122 United States (map)
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Rick Darke, author and consultant, discusses the famous High Line garden in New York City.

We’ve arrived at a watershed in design that invites the flux of living communities into the essential character of public and private gardens. This approach is beautifully represented by The High Line, a 1.45-mile-long park in New York City created on an elevated section of a no longer used New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. Before it was restored, the High Line was an untouched, abandoned, overgrown landscape. 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. Rick Darke discusses why The High Line is a model of creative, conservation-based design and stewardship that supports a diversity of life, both human and other. He also illustrates how insights from the High Line are worthy of emulation in residential and community landscapes around the world.

Doors open at 6:00.  Come early to enjoy the social hour, check out our new location and shop the vendors.

Presentations start at 6:45

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