The Horticultural Society of New York, 148 West 37th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018, between Broadway and Seventh Avenue.
Heather Liljengren, the Supervising Seed Collector and Field Taxonomist for NYC Parks, has traveled throughout the Metropolitan region in search of natural native plant populations. Surveying the landscape, delineating plant communities and collecting seed for the Greenbelt Native Plant Center has facilitated her intimate understanding of the flora of NYC. New York City’s habitats, whether natural or man-made, are considered home to over 700 different native plant species that have co-evolved with urbanization. Join us with Heather to get know some of these NYC natives and learn how a plant community based approach to gardening can be the most effective way of getting native plants back into the landscape.