On Monday, September 24th, supporters and friends of The Battery Conservancy will gather in the Bosque at 11:00am to tour through the waves of rustling grasses and masses of fall-flowering perennials. Lunch will begin at noon at the Battery Gardens restaurant where we will honor Sharon Casdin, for her inspired idea that the historic Battery would be well served by a horticultural masterplan. We will welcome Veronica M. White, the new Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. During lunch, we present renowned landscape designer Larry Weaner, who will speak about the relevance of traditional horticulture to ecological design. We hope you will join us on September 24th, as the perennial gardens are at their peak.
Want an escape from hectic life in New York City?
This Washington Post article will tell you about some of the best flower gardens to tour.
Look no further than the Battery itself!
The Battery made the list of top 10 best public gardens and parks in NYC by Business Insider!
Read the full article at http://www.businessinsider.com/public-gardens-new-york-city-2011-7
Let Warrie take you on a tour of the Battery –
See the bosque
See the War Memorial
See the fountain
See Castle Clinton
See it all here on Battery Park TV
Although the deadline for ordering bare root plants has passed, gardeners should be happy to know that the Battery is still accepting orders for potted plants!
Check out the February 27th episode of the “We Dig Plants” radio show, which featured Pat and Sigrid discussing the Battery’s perennial gardens and plants, farming-influenced care methods, the 2011 custom-propagation Battery Plant Sale and more!
To view and learn more about the 81 different plants that the Battery Conservancy is offering for sale this year, please visit Plants for Sale.
Reserve your order online via the 2011 Battery Plant Sale Order Form. Please fill in your name, phone number and email contact information on the form; a Battery Gardener will contact you with information on total cost (including shipping, if applicable) and payment, and will answer other questions you may have.
The Battery Conservancy’s horticulture team will custom-propagate your orders from the Battery’s current four acres of perennial gardens designed by plantsman Piet Oudolf.
Most species will be propagated by division of the gardens’ mature plants, while a few others will be harvested as well-rooted seedling plants. Pint-size equivalent bare root divisions will be available in mid-March, while pint-size potted divisions will be available during the first week of May. All plants are available at $11 each.
We will be happy to take potted or bare root plant orders. There is no minimum for pick-up orders; orders of 30 plants or more can be shipped to you for your convenience.
If you’ve been through the Battery’s gardens in the past few months, you’ll understand why designer Piet Oudolf says, “The garden in winter is an emotional experience.” Last week, the New York Times featured an extensive Q&A with Piet on winter gardening. Read the full interview here.