Mad. Sq. Hort
The flourishing, welcoming atmosphere of Madison Square Park is achieved by design and hard work. Our dedicated gardeners nurture the lush lawns, the age-old trees, and the ever-changing display of annual and perennial plantings. No matter the season, there is always flora to stir the senses.
Open Green Program 2019
Our horticulturalists and garden volunteers have been busy planting over 2000 plants in our summer seasonal garden display for you to enjoy. Experience a treat [Read More]
Madison Square Park Conservancy presents Hydrangea Hurrah! Join us for a FREE family-friendly garden party around the Northern Reflecting Pool celebrating the Park’s prized hydrangeas [Read More]
Go on an adventure with a Mad. Sq. Park staff member to explore the many plants, trees, and creatures that make up the Park’s horticulture [Read More]
Madison Square Park Conservancy is excited to announce that it has completed its witch hazel collection in early 2019. Park visitors can now view 70 [Read More]
As winter approaches, many gardeners are beginning to look for plants to extend the length of the growing season. One of their top picks is [Read More]
Madison Square Park is heralding the season of hydrangeas and welcoming even more to our expansive collection of over 300 hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are one of [Read More]
Perhaps one of America’s most beloved native trees, the Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis is certainly putting on a show at Madison Square Park. A favorite of [Read More]
Those familiar with Greek mythology may recall the story of Narcissus, a man so beautiful that became mesmerized upon seeing his own reflection in a pool [Read More]
Witch hazels or Hamamelis are a genera of shrubby plants native to North America, China, and Japan. The genus name, Hamamelis, means “together with fruit,” [Read More]
, Gardener Steph
There are over 10,000 tulips that bloom each spring in Madison Square Park
In China, the Hydrangea is the symbol of enlightenment, as one can get lost staring into the plants many petals acheiving and almost meditative state.
Have a toothache? Look around the park for a large-leafed plant called spilanthese.It’s a popular remedy in some South American cultures as chewing the plant creates a numbing effect in the mouth.
Madison Square Park’s initial landscape was designed in 1870 by Ignatz Pilat, a noted horticulturist who worked alongside Fredrick Law Olmsted as Central Park’s head landscape gardener.