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Visitor Guides

Planning a visit to The Battery?  Check out these mobile and printable resources to guide your exploration of our 25 acres of historic waterfront park.

Blooms of The Battery

The breathtaking floral displays of The Battery change each month, as new plants blossom and fruit over the course of the season.  Use these monthly bloom guides to learn more about some of the prominent plants flowering throughout the park.

October Blooms

November Blooms

Family Scavenger Hunts

For those visiting The Battery with children, we invite you to print one of our scavenger hunt worksheets to guide your exploration of the plants and animals in the park.  Remember to print a map along with your worksheet, and please follow all social distancing guidelines while in the park.  We recommend bringing a clipboard and colorful drawing tools if you are able!  Please note that worksheets change seasonally.

Field Guides

Explore the flora and fauna of the park with these field guides, which can be accessed on your mobile device or printed out and brought with you on your visit.  Click on the field guide title to view the PDF with images and information.

:  The Battery is home to more than 500 trees, some more than 125 years old.  Use this map and field guide to identify our most common tree species using their leaf shapes, bark, and flowers, and read up on interesting facts for each.

Medicinal Plants:  This guide highlights the medicinal uses and rich cultural history of some of the plants growing throughout the park.  Most of these plants can be found in the Labyrinth area, which is home to our Forest Farm.

Park Birds: The ecological resources of The Battery attract dozens of bird species throughout the year, including some that migrate through and many that make their long-term home in this area.  Use this guide to quickly identify some of the park’s most common birds.

Waterfowl: The Battery waterfront is a fantastic place to view the aquatic birds of the Hudson River.  Use this guide to identify and learn more about some of the park’s most common seabirds.

Walking Tours

Print the following materials as guides to help you explore the history of Lower Manhattan on your visit to The Battery.

News & Events
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    Come visit us and see the largest public perennial garden in the country and the only one with Lady Liberty in the background. Can’t get better than that! #TheBatteryNYC #TheBatteryEarthDay #earthmonth #perrenialgardens

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    Be a part of The Battery! Head to the Bowling Green Greenmarket every Tuesday and bring your compost. We will transform it into nutrients for our beautiful gardens! It’s a win-win! #TheBatteryNYC #TheBatteryEarthDay

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  • amNewYork, 4/23/18

  • Read about the ceremony on our blog

  • Reserve your spot on Eventbrite!

  • Warrie Price discusses The Battery’s transformation over the past two decades

  • Join us in The Battery to experience the magic for yourself.

  • The Battery welcomed summer with food, drinks, and dancing with Isa from Florence + The Machine, sponsored by St~Germain.

  • NY Classical Theatre presents free performances of Romeo & Juliet through July 15th.

  • Join us September 20th.  100% of funds raised at the Luncheon support The Battery’s perennial gardens.

  • Learn about our amazing trees on The Battery Blog

  • Join us for March cutback.

  • Join our skilled gardeners to learn about plant care and division, and leave with some plants to take home!

  • Join our expert gardeners to learn about the many native plants and wildflowers included in our perennial gardens, and enjoy $1 off happy hour wine at Table Green.

  • Join The Battery Conservancy’s Chief Horticulturalist on a tour through our vibrant perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch designer, Piet Oudolf.

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays between April 23rd and May 22nd, from 8am – 9am

  • Join us to celebrate innovation, support the revitalization of The Battery, and honor Dell Technologies, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, and George Tsypin Opera Factory

  • Our Family Volunteer Day and our Gardening with Kids workshop will engage and inspire family members of all ages!

  • Tuesday, September 17th. A celebration of the Monarch Butterfly in culture and science.

  • Bring your sleeping bags, Dads, Moms and Kids. We provide family tents, a lightning bug show, campfire songs, and s’mores!
    Registration opens 2 weeks before each event.

  • Shorter days, drier air and colder temperatures are a recipe for plant disaster.

    We are here to help!

  • Use our mobile and printable resources to explore this month’s blooms, or bring your family on a seasonal scavenger hunt through the park!

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