Mad. Sq. Hort

Leaving the Leaves

  Traditional urban horticulture once saw fallen leaves as an unsightly place where harmful fungi, pests, and other nuisances would reside. Today, we understand that [Read More]

Camellias in Bloom

  As winter approaches, many gardeners begin to look for plants that extend the length of the growing season. One of their top picks is [Read More]

2020 Colorful Lives

As a managed green space, Madison Square Park is a vital source of food and shelter for native and migrating fauna throughout the year. With [Read More]

Meet the Trees: Pin Oak, The Most Important Plant

  Quercus palustris or the pin oak is a common oak in the Madison Square Park Urban forest. The pin oak is native to New York [Read More]

2020 Creepy Crawlers 

As a managed green space, Madison Square Park is a vital source of food and shelter for native and migrating fauna throughout the year. As [Read More]

Greening the Knot Garden

In the early 2000s a new garden bed was introduced in the Park by renowned garden designer Lynden Miller. This new bed located in front of [Read More]

Witch Hazel Blooms

As we move out of summer and into autumn, our hydrangea collection fades out while our witch hazel collection starts to bloom. Scattered throughout the [Read More]

Meet the Trees: Littleleaf Linden

  The Littleleaf Linden, also known as Tilia cordata is a large shade tree native to Europe. These trees were favored by European settlers and [Read More]

Setting Strong Roots at Madison Square Park

Late summer and fall are some of the best times to plant new perennials in the garden. The cool temperatures and rain help plants to [Read More]

Climate Week at Madison Square Park

September 21- 27 is Climate Week NYC 2020. During this time, the Climate Group, in association with the United Nations and the City of New [Read More]