An Interview With Krzysztof Wodiczko About Monument

  We sat down with artist Krzysztof Wodiczko to discuss his current work, Monument, in Madison Square Park. Wodiczko describes how, through works of public art, [Read More]

Winter Birds in the Park

On January 5, nature lovers, bird lovers, and bird watchers across the country celebrated this year’s National Bird Day! As a managed green space, Madison [Read More]

Christmas Tree Disposal

In the next few days, NYC Parks will help us recycle our 30-foot Norway spruce into wood chips. These wood chips make excellent ground cover [Read More]

Winter Hort Guide

Witch Hazels January and February may seem like an unusual time for flowers to bloom, but our witch hazel collection is flourishing. Witch hazels (Hamamelis [Read More]

Winter Ecology

While we may think of winter in the garden as a barren season when most creatures and plants are gone, there is a surprising amount [Read More]

Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Monument

  Listen to a 3-minute audio tour of Monument with Chief Curator Brooke Kamin Rapaport.   Monument is a work of public art by Krzysztof Wodiczko [Read More]

Holiday Tree

107 years ago, in December of 1912, Madison Square Park was the site of the country’s first public Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The idea of [Read More]

December’s Blooms in the Park

For most plants, the first frost is the signal for everything to wind down. However, here at Madison Square Park, there are plenty of plants [Read More]

The Green Ash Tree

Fraxinus pennsylvania, or the green ash, is a medium-sized deciduous tree native to eastern and midwestern North America. This hardy tree is remarkably tolerant of [Read More]

Fall Colors in the Park

Madison Square Park is one of the best places to see the leaves changing to their fall colors. Throughout the year, most tree leaves are [Read More]