Mad. Sq. Hort Blog


2020 Wildlife: A Cooper’s Hawk Hunt

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)     It seems like not too long ago, spring was just beginning to sprout from the frozen winter earth. Now, [Read More]

Meet the Trees: Southern Magnolia

The Southern Magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora is a beautiful evergreen tree native to the southern United States. It can be found natively east to South Carolina [Read More]

The Beat of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker’s Drum

Click to listen: Your browser does not support the audio element.   The changing of our ash tree’s leaves marked the beginning of fall at [Read More]

Leaving the Leaves

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

Camellias in Bloom

  As winter approaches, many gardeners begin to look for plants that extend the length of the growing season. One of their top picks is [Read More]

2020 Colorful Lives

As a managed green space, Madison Square Park is a vital source of food and shelter for native and migrating fauna throughout the year. With [Read More]

Meet the Trees: Pin Oak, The Most Important Plant

  Quercus palustris or the pin oak is a common oak in the Madison Square Park Urban forest. The pin oak is native to New York [Read More]

2020 Creepy Crawlers 

As a managed green space, Madison Square Park is a vital source of food and shelter for native and migrating fauna throughout the year. As [Read More]

Greening the Knot Garden

In the early 2000s a new garden bed was introduced in the Park by renowned garden designer Lynden Miller. This new bed located in front of [Read More]

Witch Hazel Blooms

As we move out of summer and into autumn, our hydrangea collection fades out while our witch hazel collection starts to bloom. Scattered throughout the [Read More]