Gardens of The Battery

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Open every day of the year

195,000 square feet of perennial gardens, free and open to the public

Linger, relax and engage with nature at The Battery. Be energized by the scale, beauty, and tranquility of this magnificent waterfront park.

For centuries The Battery’s cherished landscape has overlooked the majestic New York Harbor, where Lady Liberty annually welcomes millions of visitors from around the world. The gardens embrace them all with the power of beauty and the spiritual sustenance of plants.

In 2001, The Battery Conservancy commissioned renowned Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf to develop a horticultural Master Plan for the park. Known for his use of perennials and native plants, Oudolf’s gardening style is one of texture, fragrance, and color. His gardens engage visitors as they gracefully transition from season to season.

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Paradise of Plants

The Gardens of Remembrance: A Garden Guide

Gardens of RemembranceWish you could identify that glorious tuft of pink or that spectacularly shaped purple flower at The Battery?  Now you can! With our unique, award-winning garden guide, you can now stroll the Gardens of Remembrance using renowned plantsman Piet Oudolf’s hand-drawn garden plans.

Each guidebook measures 8.5 x 5.875 inches, the perfect size for carrying while strolling through the gardens. 44 vibrantly colored pages take the reader from Gardens 1 through 4 at the park’s north entrance, past Castle Clinton National Monument, and along the promenade for gardens 5 through 18.

Printed on 100% recyclable, water-resistant, tear-free and “tree-free” YUPO paper, the guidebook exemplifies the sustainable design of The Battery and its horticultural master plan.

Garden Guide Wins 2007 Wally Award: A distinguished panel of five judges has selected the Battery Conservancy’s Gardens of Remembrance: A Garden Guide as one of three designs for top honors in Yupo Corporation America’s fifth annual ‘Wally Awards’. The three Wally Award winners were chosen from over 120 submissions of projects created on YUPO ranging from brochures, labels, and menus to posters, maps, and watercolor paintings.

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The Battery Bosque: An Urban Oasis

BosqueDesigned by Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf in 2002, The Battery Bosque is a unique 4-acre woodland garden.  This spiral bound guidebook tells the story and illustrates the beauty of a quintessential public urban garden, presenting the continuity of seasons through the twelve months of the year.

Each guidebook measures 8.5 x 5.875 inches, the perfect size for carrying while strolling through the gardens. 50 vibrantly colored pages take the reader through the gardens under a canopy of London Plane trees.

Printed on 100% recyclable, water-resistant, tear-free and “tree-free” YUPO paper, the guidebook exemplifies the sustainable design of The Battery and its horticultural master plan.

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More Destinations

The Battery Urban Farm

An educational farm that empowers youth to make healthy food choices while learning sustainable farming techniques.

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The Battery Bikeway

Running along the perimeter of the park amid The Battery’s gardens, it connects the Hudson River Park Bikeway to the East River Esplanade. It is the crucial link in the 31-mile loop that encircles Manhattan/

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Monuments

Castle Clinton and twenty other monuments celebrate the rich history of New York and the nation. The centerpiece of the Conservancy’s revitalization efforts, The Castle has played dynamic roles through its 200-year lifetime.

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