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Garden Tour

WNYC Transmitter Park


Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

Located at the terminus of Greenpoint Avenue and the East River



The park is named for the historical former WNYC Radio Transmitter building, an art deco structure from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) era of the 1930s. WNYC radio broadcast for five decades on this location with two giant transmitter towers that became the iconic symbol of broadcasting in the neighborhood, the city and the world. In 2009 Landscape Architect Donna Walcavage and WXY architecture + urban design imagined this park as a native plant oasis.
The park contains 5 planting areas; each garden housing a varied array of native plants.
Species included:
Prairie Drops (Sporobolus heterolepis)
Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Obedient Plant (Physotegia virginiana)
Purple Hyssop (Agastache scrophulariaefolia)
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Rose Mallow (Hibiscus laevis)
Blue iris (Iris versicolor)
Gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)
Silky dogwood ( Cornus amonum)
Black chokeberry (Aronia melancarpa)
Purple chokeberry (Aronia pruniflora aka Aronia floribunda)
Foxglove beard tongue ( Penstemon digitalis- "Husker Red")
White goldenrod ( Solidago bicolor)
Smooth American aster (Symphytrichum laeve)
Swamp milkweed (Asclepia incarnata)
Blazing star/spike gayfeather ( Liatris spicata)
Heartleaf Golden Alexander (Zizia aptera )
Obedient plant ( Physostegia virginiana)
Purple Hyssop ( Agastache scrophulariaefolia)
Purple Cornflower (Echinacea purpurea)

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