CANCELED: Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration

Sat Apr 4, 2020
Various times
All
Free

The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of this annual rite of spring – the Shearing of the Heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and Heather Garden staff. Bring your musical instruments and join in the community parade through the Heather Garden, led by NYPD bagpipers.

Learn why Fort Tryon Park has the largest heath and heather collection in the northeast, and learn how to propagate your own heathers with clippings from the shearing. Kids can make flower-themed crafts and get their faces painted while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and  Palisades.

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