In this presentation, Rob Brandon will tell us about the linear park known as High Line in New York City. The High Line was an elevated railroad track on the lower west side of Manhattan. In the 1950s it was abandoned, fenced off with barbed wire and recolonized by plants and small trees. For many years the line was threatened with demolishment. The presentation covers its history, how it was saved by two remarkable individuals and transformed into a linear park that is now a major New York attraction. The talk will also cover its design, plantings and plans for its completion.
Rob is an engineer who has been gardening in Ottawa for over 20 years. He has a strong interest in the history of gardens in other countries and has given talks on Japanese and UK gardens.
Also at this meeting: 11th Annual Foster Plants Draw; sign up sheets for the Christmas Party and the January Luncheon.