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Perennial Gardens


The Battery is home to the largest perennial gardens in North America free and open to the public 365 days a year.



Learn more about the plants of The Battery through The Battery Plant Database.

The Bosque Gardens


The Bosque, Spanish for “a grove of trees”, is a four-acre woodland garden in the heart of The Battery overlooking the majestic waters of New York Harbor. It opened in 2005 with 34,000 perennial plants, award winning modern designed food kiosks, and a 60 foot wide granite spiral fountain with 35 spontaneous jets of water.

The Battery Promenade


Running the shoreline of the Battery​ it has six gangways for ferry and cruise boats. The 1500ft of Promenade railing presents The Battery’s first permanent public art installation The River That Flows Two Ways by artist Wopo Holup. It was unveiled on June 5, 2000.

The Battery Bikeway


The Battery Bikeway connects the Hudson River Park to the East River Esplanade in a serpentine bike path boarded by perennial gardens designed by Piet Oudolf. Ten existing monuments celebrating our nation’s explorers, defenders, and inventors, have been relocated to the park’s perimeter and main entrance ways.

The Battery Bosque: An Urban Oasis




Gardens of Remembrance



Together they tell the story of The Battery’s completed Piet Oudolf-designed gardens. Each Guide Book features a Plant Index.



Order today through Amazon or contact Lilli Fisher: or call 917.409.3712.



Each book is $35 (shipping included).