: The restoration of the Chelsea High Line in New York City has received numerous design accolades and injected life into the fields of horticulture and landscape architecture. Its sleek lines and lush new-wave plantings have dazzles millions of admirers since the opening of its first section. As a Longwood Graduate Fellow, Ashby Leavell began researching the High Line, and advanced to explore several other abandoned railways in various stages of conversion into parkland. This lecture showcases her visits to four post-industrial gardens including the High Line, Philadelphia’s Reading Viaduct, Paris’ Promenade Plantée, and Natur Park Südgelände in Berlin. Ashby will share travel stories, striking images, and lessons learned regarding transforming derelict property into public parkland. This Winter Lecture Series is provides inspiration and expert advice to make your home environment more attractive and your gardening experience more enjoyable. No experience necessary: just bring your enthusiasm for gardens and gardening. Also February 6, 20 and 27. Series sponsored by the Delaware Grounds Management Association. Event sponsored by The Garden Club of Wilmington.