Global Gardens Talks

UPDATE: This program has been canceled.

Global Gardens Talks

Enjoy dynamic talks in Madison Square Park that highlight diverse cultural garden traditions and perspectives on our 2020 Global Garden displays during our Global Garden Talks series. All talks are held on The Greenhouse gravel in the Park.


All programs take place on The Greenhouse Gravel. Rain or shine.

May 5 | Gardener Steph, Madison Square Park

Learn more about Madison Square Park’s garden beds and 2020 Global Gardens with the Park’s Deputy Director of Horticulture and Operations, Stephanie Lucas.

May 8 | Wambui Ippolito, New York City horticulturist

Join horticulturist , Wambui Ippolito for walk around the Park followed by an in-depth talk exploring cultural perceptions and medicinal uses of the featured plants in the Park’s Global Gardens.

May 12 | Brian Funk, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Listen as Master Gardener and Curator of the Japanese Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brian Funk, discusses Japanese garden design elements, principles, and pruning styles.