Mad. Sq. Hort Updates


Christmas Tree Disposal

In the next few days, NYC Parks will help us recycle our 30-foot Norway spruce into wood chips. These wood chips make excellent ground cover [Read More]

Winter Hort Guide

Witch Hazels January and February may seem like an unusual time for flowers to bloom, but our witch hazel collection is flourishing. Witch hazels (Hamamelis [Read More]

Winter Ecology

While we may think of winter in the garden as a barren season when most creatures and plants are gone, there is a surprising amount [Read More]

Holiday Tree

107 years ago, in December of 1912, Madison Square Park was the site of the country’s first public Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The idea of [Read More]

December’s Blooms in the Park

For most plants, the first frost is the signal for everything to wind down. However, here at Madison Square Park, there are plenty of plants [Read More]

The Green Ash Tree

Fraxinus pennsylvania, or the green ash, is a medium-sized deciduous tree native to eastern and midwestern North America. This hardy tree is remarkably tolerant of [Read More]

Fall Colors in the Park

Madison Square Park is one of the best places to see the leaves changing to their fall colors. Throughout the year, most tree leaves are [Read More]

Winter Flowers

The winter months is fast approaching which means our collection of camellias at Madison Square Park will begin to bloom. Camellias belong to the genus [Read More]

Preparing for Spring

Did you know that fall is the best time to plant spring bulbs? Our green team will plant over 60,000 bulbs with help from volunteers [Read More]

Eastern Red Bat

Our team spotted an Eastern red bat just in time for Halloween. Scientifically known as the Lasiurus borealis, it is one of our native tree [Read More]