Acres of Gardens
Celebrated Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf was hired to design and implement the gardens at Battery Park, which includes the 10,000 square-foot Gardens of Remembrance dedicated to those who died on September 11, 2001. These picturesque gardens which were planted to be vibrant in all seasons feature over 100 types of plants and perennials. Other garden projects within the park include the Battery Bosque, which encompasses 60,000 square-feet of gardens showcasing over 30,000 perennial plants.
Other highlights include the Battery Labyrinth, a walking path located at the northwest corner of the park. Created to mark the one year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, the Labyrinth is outlined with over 1000 granite blocks which form seven circular rings. Surrounded by an oasis of greenery, visitors are encouraged to walk the path and reflect while enjoying spectacular vistas of the harbour and the ultimate symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty.