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.
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June 23, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
July 10, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
August 14, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
September 11, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
September 29, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
October 6, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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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.