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.

Hort Programming View all

September 11, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hort Tour – September 11

September 29, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Migratory Bird Watching – September 29

October 6, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Migratory Bird Watching – October 6

October 9, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hort Tour – October 9

November 14, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hort Tour – November 13

Hort Updates View All

August 10, 2018

What is a Public Garden?

A public garden is defined by the American Public Gardens Association as: “An institution that maintains collections of plants for the purposes of public education and enjoyment, in [Read More]

Mad. Sq. Hort, News
August 6, 2018

Meet the Trees: Crabapple

The crabapple is a small tree in the rose family of the Malus, or apple, genus. It originated from the mountains of Kazakhstan, and other [Read More]

July 3, 2018

Trees For Bees

Two weeks ago, Madison Square Park Conservancy partnered with The Honeybee Conservancy to celebrate Pollinator Week. It has also been one year since we debuted our [Read More]

Featured Collections

October 31, 2016

Flora Feature: Camellia

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]

June 17, 2016

Flora Feature: Hydrangeas

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]

April 27, 2016

Flora Feature: Eastern Redbud

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]

April 15, 2016

Flora Feature: Tulips

While most admirers of tulips think of tulips as spring plants, most garden enthusiasts like to think of tulips as a fall endeavor. All of [Read More]

Garden, Gardener Steph, Horticulture, Mad. Sq. Hort, tulips
March 11, 2016

Flora Feature: Daffodils

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]

Gardener Steph, Horticulture
February 11, 2016

Flora Feature: Witch-Hazels

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,” referring [Read More]

Garden, Gardener Steph

Instagram Updates