Mad. Sq. Hort Updates

Meet the Trees: Nyssa sylvatica

Nyssa sylvatica, commonly known as tupelo or black gum tree, is one of the most attractive native trees around. During the summer months, the leaves [Read More]

Spring Bulbs in the Park 

    With an early spring bringing warm weather to the Park, you will undoubtedly see a number of our spring-blooming bulbs already flowering. Many [Read More]

Daffodils Mean Spring is Coming

You really know when spring is around the corner when you see green sprouts poking out of the ground and growing into colorful daffodils. Traditional [Read More]

Meet the Trees: Prunus Mume

Our first member of the cherry family is blooming in the Park! Prunus mume, the Japanese apricot, is one of the earliest flowering members of [Read More]

Spring Hort Guide

Redbud & Daffodil The Conservancy is incorporating five perennial collections into its permanent display beds. Witch hazels, daffodils, redbuds, hydrangeas, and camellias have been chosen [Read More]

Winter Pruning 

As we get closer to spring, our horticulture team will be performing two of the most important winter-garden tasks: rejuvenation pruning and perennial cutbacks. A [Read More]

Restoring Urban Soils

Traditional urban horticulture once saw leaves as unsightly and as a place where harmful fungi, pests, and other nuisances would reside. Today, we now understand [Read More]

Caring for our Tree Canopy

As an arboretum and an urban forest, the trees in Madison Square Park require special attention. For this reason, the Conservancy contracts a team of [Read More]

Eastern Grey Squirrels

Squirrels are friendly Park ambassadors at Madison Square Park. They call the Park their home just like all the other wildlife found within this green [Read More]

Witch hazels

Witch hazels, members of the genus Hamamelis, are a group of plants known for their dramatic, spidery flowers that often bloom in the cold winter [Read More]