There are times when you don’t make too many plans or over-think a visit and it turns out to be a wonderful experience. On the other hand, look forward to something for ages, make detailed arrangements and have a clear picture of how amazing it will be, and it can be a little disappointing.
I know this happens, so when the moment came to finally climb the steps up to The High Line, in New York after years of wanting to visit, I had a tiny, anxious moment that it could never be as good as I hoped it would be.
But, within minutes, there was a little trickle of excitement, and I knew that it would be fabulous.
It’s wonderful how a derelict, elevated rail-road can be transformed into a garden oasis, bang in the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world, and an opportunity to pinch some lovely planting ideas.
all images: Jill Anderson