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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Mad. Sq. Hort Day: Hydrangea Hurrah 2019

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]

Family Hort Tours | June 18

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]

Fireflies at Dusk | July 30

It’s summertime and our firefly friends are back for a visit! Meet us for an evening of catch and release for the whole family.

Featured Collections

Witch Hazel Collection Completed

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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,” [Read More]

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