Mad. Sq. Hort Blog

Greening the Knot Garden

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

Meet the Trees: Littleleaf Linden

  The Littleleaf Linden, also known as Tilia cordata is a large shade tree native to Europe. These trees were favored by European settlers and [Read More]

Setting Strong Roots at Madison Square Park

Late summer and fall are some of the best times to plant new perennials in the garden. The cool temperatures and rain help plants to [Read More]

Climate Week at Madison Square Park

September 21- 27 is Climate Week NYC 2020. During this time, the Climate Group, in association with the United Nations and the City of New [Read More]

Meet the Trees: Tree of Heaven

  Ailanthus altissima, the tree of heaven is a tree with a troubled past. Before its first introduction into the United States in 1784, this [Read More]

2020 Fall Wildlife in the Park 

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

Meet the Trees: Sweet Gum

Every fall, many New Yorkers make a pilgrimage up state to participate in leaf peeping. Autumn leaves are a majestic sight…but not all trees are [Read More]

Global Gardens: North American Gardening
Wildness to Restoration

This week, on our Global Garden tour, we will look at the fascinating history, influences, and diversity of our local plants here in North America. [Read More]

Global Gardens: Plants of Africa

This week, on our Global Garden tour, we explore the diverse flora of Africa. Throughout the Park and within the decorative planters, you will find [Read More]