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NYU Native Woodland Garden
On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first laid eyes on the island named Manhatta by its local residents, the Lenape people. Since then, Manhattan has developed into one of the world’s most altered landscapes. Today, there is little remaining of the forests, grasslands, and streams that once combined to form a uniquely varied ecosystem on the island.
Coinciding with the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Henry Hudson, the Woodland Garden features a variety of plant species likely to have been present on the day Henry Hudson first sailed by the island. The design brings a microcosmic and stylized version of botanical diversity and aesthetic character of a native Manhattan woodland into a highly urban environment.
The NYU Native Woodland Garden was funded by a gift from the NYU Class of 2008 in association with the NYU Garden Shop, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Manhatta Project, and the Henry Hudson 400 Foundation.
The garden was designed by Darrel Morrison, fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Professor and Dean Emeritus of the School of Environmental Design at the University of
Location. 40° 43.768′ N, 73° 59.801′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Square South and Washington Square East when traveling east. Located in Schwartz Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stonecutters Memorial (here, next to this marker); NYU Community Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Founders Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Loeb Student Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Giuseppe Garibaldi Monument (about 400 feet away); Triangle Fire (about 400 feet away); Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (about 400 feet away); Brown Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
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