The New York Times’ William Grimes recently joined The Battery Conservancy‘s Manager of Landscapes, Sean Kiely, for a tour of The Bosque Gardens and the Gardens of Remembrance. Read Grimes’ piece about The Battery’s gorgeous gardens, and our team’s efforts to restore their beauty following SuperStorm Sandy, by clicking this link.
The Tribeca Trib recently checked in with President of The Battery Conservancy, Warrie Price, for an update on what is expected for The Battery’s 25 green acres at the tip of Manhattan. Read about it here: http://tribecatrib.com/content/battery-parks-coming-attractions
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!