New York just got a little greener.
With the help of the Horticultural Society of New York, the Waldorf Astoria New York is unveiling their new rooftop garden. The garden’s function is twofold, both intended to aid the surrounding environment while also providing ingredients for the hotel’s restaurants.
The garden is composed of nine planting beds, six trees, and potted plants that have all been growing since last spring. The plants were chosen based on the needs of the local bees that will be hard at work making “Top of the Waldorf Honey.”
Peacock Alley, Oscar’s Brasserie, and Bull & Bear Steakhouse, will all be featuring specialty dishes and cocktails based on the seasonal harvest. Executive Chef David Garcelon has been working with director of horticulture and public programs to manage and maintain the garden.
The official unveiling will occur on June 5th, with celebrity personality Tim Gunn planting the final item, a Sour Cherry Tree gifted by Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project.