Heather Garden Plant Finder & Bloom Lists

Highlights of Fort Tryon Park’s Heather Garden

We’re excited to launch our new Flower Power Plant Finder, featuring highlights of Heather Garden plants and blooms for each month! The Fort Tryon Park Trust conservancy works with NYC Parks’ horticulture staff to keep Fort Tryon Park colorful, intriguing, and rejuvenating for its visitors all year long. With the help of images by local photographers, and individualized plant identification, you can grow your plant knowledge! See below.

Fort Tryon Park is a fusion of natural and landscaped terrain. Its 3-acre, world-class Heather Garden and its surrounding area showcases over 650 varieties of both native and exotic plants, trees, and shrubs chosen for their fit with the area’s climate and topography, and the spirit of the 1930s Olmsted Brothers design. For 8+ decades, this majestic landscape overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades has been a draw for the surrounding community, all New Yorkers, and visitors from around the world. The Heather Garden, situated across from unique geological formations, adds to the power of that beauty and to the spiritual sustenance of nature.

Browse through our website plant gallery for photos and information! Plants appear in the approximate month they bloom, or in the Foliage or Winter Interest galleries. Click on each month to expand the selection, then click on images of the plants you would like to explore.

Please note: While we have been careful to accurately identify each plant, this is not meant as a scientific database. Information provided here is for general use only, to augment your enjoyment of Fort Tryon Park.