Iron Garden Tour with Rick Darke

June 29 at 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM

Join Rivers of Steel for a special tour of the Carrie Furnaces Iron Garden led by renowned landscape design consultant, author, lecturer and photographer Rick Darke.

Saturday, June 29
Tours begin at 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM

Carrie Furnaces
801 Carrie Furnace Boulevard
Swissvale, PA 

Pennsylvania-based Rick Darke's work is grounded in an observational ethic that blends ecology, horticulture and cultural geography in the design and care of living landscapes. His collaborative projects include parks, post-industrial sites, transportation corridors, conservation departments, botanic gardens and residential landscapes. His many books include The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, co-authored with Doug Tallamy, and Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes co-authored with Piet Oudolf. Rick has been photographing Carrie Furnaces since 2006. For further info visit:

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Tickets for Carrie Furnaces' Iron Garden: Re-imagining the Industrial Landscape presentation with Rick Darke on Friday, June 28 are available here.


160-inch Mill

160-Inch Mill
The Homestead Works 160-inch Mill was one of the largest plate mills in the U.S.