2020 Global Gardens

Come and tour the world in Madison Square Park. Our summer display, Global Gardens, features plants native to five continents from around the world, and Park visitors can browse our curated collection. Cultures throughout the ages have celebrated gardens for crops, pleasure, and beauty—each bringing their own sense of style and cultivation. This display showcases forms and textures that are as diverse as the people who have discovered them.

Summer Global Gardens

Learn about each garden and their distinctive plants by clicking below:

— Europe

— North America

— Asia

— South America

Discover the location of each continent’s blooms in the Park.

2020 Global Gardens

Seward Monument will brighten your day with exotic tropicals native to South America. Conkling Monument will have beautiful pastel blooms from Europe. Around the Fountain, visitors can explore desert and prairie plants from North America. The Reflecting Pool will host a fusion of Asian gardens complete with an extensive water garden. Lastly, containers located all throughout the Park will feature specimen plants native to Africa.

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Spring Global Gardens

 

Learn about each garden and their distinctive plants by clicking below:

— South Africa

— Europe

— North America

— Middle East

— South America

 

Discover the location of each continent’s blooms in the Park.

2020 Global Gardens

Blue camas, an important food source for Native Americans, will adorn the beds at the Reflecting Pool. The Fountain will come alive with alpine blooms, such as crocus and daffodils, formal staples of European gardens. Visitors to Seward Monument will see bright spring flowers from South Africa. Conkling Monument will have a sensational display of spring starflowers from South America. Lastly, the Knot Garden will take you to the Silk Road with a bountiful tulip display featuring Middle Eastern species that presaged tulip mania.