Highlights of Fort Tryon Park’s Heather Garden
Fort Tryon Park is a fusion of natural and landscaped terrain and its 3-acre, world-class Heather Garden showcases both native and ornamental flowers and plants that are well-adapted to the area, and fit within the Heather Garden Framework Plan. For eight decades, this majestic landscape overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades has been a draw for the surrounding community and all New Yorkers, as well as visitors from around the world. The Heather Garden, situated next to these unique geological formations, adds to the power of beauty and the spiritual sustenance of nature.
The Fort Tryon Park Trust conservancy works with NYC Parks’ horticulture staff to keep Fort Tryon Park colorful, intriguing, and rejuvenating all year long. The park’s natural treasures include more than 600 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs, including 4-dozen 100+-year-old elm trees.
Learn which plants we’re growing! Click through our website plant database for information about your favorite plants in the Heather Garden and its surrounding area! Click on each month to expand the selection and then on images of plants you would like to discover. Check back for additions. The Fort Tryon Park Trust also produces monthly, printable Bloom Lists you can take with you on your visits to the park.