Mad. Sq. Hort

February 23, 2018

Welcoming the Witch-hazel

While Hamamelis boasts beautiful blooms, it is a not plant that is normally the focal point of any garden, nor is it featured in the [Read More]

February 15, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Stumpy

Unfortunately, yesterday one the Park’s favorite trees, the remnants of a 300 year old English elm, was removed in the Park due to concerns for [Read More]

November 29, 2017

Tree of Light

The first public christmas tree in the United States was displayed in Madison Square Park on December 21, 1912. The idea of a public Christmas [Read More]

November 28, 2017

Fall-Blooming Witch-Hazel

Did you know that the common witch-hazel blooms in the fall? Hamamelis virginiana, the common witch-hazel, is the source of the astringent which has been used [Read More]

November 9, 2017

Additions to our Witch-Hazel Collection

Our garden team added an additional 19 varieties of witch-hazel to our signature perennial collection throughout the Park!  Madison Square Park Conservancy has designed a [Read More]

November 8, 2017

Mad. Sq. Holiday 2017

Gather around the Mad. Sq. Holiday Tree as we present free seasonal activities including festive performances from The Sweetback Sisters, the New York Life Singers, [Read More]

October 27, 2017

2017 Mad. Sq. Park Survey

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October 17, 2017

The Park’s Lawns are Closed for the Season. Here’s Why:

In order to keep our lawns primed for frequent recreational use during the warm spring and summer months, we must let our lawns rest and [Read More]

September 8, 2017

New Hydrangeas

Madison Square Park Conservancy loves hydrangeas—they’re even one of our five perennial collection plants. Currently, Madison Square Park’s gardens boast over 350 hydrangeas, including nearly 30 [Read More]

August 29, 2017

Leaf Fest 2017

Join us on Farragut Lawn, and spend the day kidding around with leaves: jumping and piling, raking and bagging, collecting and pressing.