Tag Archives: Nature/Environment

Fort Tryon Park’s ’85 Years of the Heather Garden: Building on The Olmsted Brothers Legacy’

Join an online workshop with Public Garden Designer Ronda Brands and travel through the 8+ decades of the Heather Garden’s evolving landscape. Starting with the Olmsted Brothers planting plan for John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in the 1930s, through the 1950s, into the fiscal crisis of the 1970s and beyond into the present day. Learn which plants were selected for placement in the Heather Garden and the planning decisions involved; and how increased knowledge of invasive species and a desire for year-round interest, color, and contrast helped the garden evolve into a world-class horticultural destination.

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Wildman Steve Brill Foraging Tour of Inwood Hill Park

For age: 7 and up. Price: Suggested donation: Adults $20; Children (under 12) $10.

Wildman Steve Brill celebrates 38 years of foraging with a romp through Inwood Hill. Inwood Hill Park is one of the best places for foragers in late summer. The city’s hilliest park, with a large, mature forest, meadows, thickets, and cultivated areas, it’s loaded with wild plants. This is a great time for berries. Participants can harvest wineberries, blackberries, cornelian cherries, and elderberries, all different and all delicious.

With lots of rain beforehand and a bit of luck, gourmet oyster mushrooms, chicken mushrooms, chanterelles, boletes, and russulas may be emerging.

Meet at the playground at Anne Loftus Playground, Dyckman St. and Broadway, which is not in Inwood Hill Park, but across from the Dyckman St. stop of the A Train.

Waterproof boots strongly recommended. Register in advance.