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Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration

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  • Apr. 04, 2020, 10:30am-12pm
  • Fort Tryon Park
  • 741 Ft. Washington Ave., Fort Washington
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the Fort Tryon Tryon Park Trust and celebrate the park’s 85th Anniversary! The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of an 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 a 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 how to propagate your own heathers with clippings from the shearing. Make flower-themed crafts and get your face painted while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and Palisades!

About Fort Tryon Park

741 Ft. Washington Ave.

Fort Washington, NY

212-795-1600