top of page


New York City’s High Line and the acclaimed work of designer Piet Oudolf lend focus to this exploration of new landscapes emerging from vernacular origins. The High Line’s extraordinary public space, once an elevated freight rail line in Manhattan’s West Side, is captured through the lens of Rick Darke whose photographs illuminate Oudolf’s transformative design in their newly released book, Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes. Darke, accomplished photographer and author of The Encyclopedia of Grasses, and Lessons from the Arts and Crafts Garden, will explore the High Line and other landscapes that reflect past land use while celebrating visionary new forms and purpose.

Join us Sunday, October 29, 4-6pm.  Reception to follow lecture. To reserve a seat please call 626.821.4623  $15 for non-members, $12 for Arboretum members. Where: Ayres Hall

bottom of page