Battery Park, NYC
This program will begin at Grand Central Station, NYC. Participants will have the option to meet at Grand Central Station at 11 am or to carpool with BBG staff to Wassaic NY and take Metro North to GCT departing from Wassaic at 8:28 am returning to Wassaic approximately 6:45 pm. Cost of program does not include train fare to NYC or lunch.
Join the staff of the Berkshire Botanical Garden for a visit to Battery Park City, located at the tip of Manhattan. We will tour this extensive landscape—perhaps one of the most concentrated parklands in America—with our engaging instructor David Dew Bruner, who will focus on design. We will visit areas of the park including Michael Van Valkenburgh’s Teardrop Park, Oehme van Sweden’s Rockefeller Park, two gardens designed by Lynden Miller, and landscapes by Olin Partnership and other exceptional designers. In addition to these amazing gardens, there is abundant public art to view, including the Irish Hunger Memorial designed by Brian Tolle, the magnificent “Ice Wall” by Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercii, and sculptures by Jim Dine, Louise Bourgeois and many more.
Dress for the weather, rain or shine, and bring a water bottle and bagged lunch or plan to buy your own.
Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.
Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration from a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days’ notice prior to the event, we will refund you less an administrative fee equaling 25% of the program cost.
Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.