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Global Gardens: Plants of Asia

This week, we continue our Global Garden tour with the beautiful blooms of Asia. You will find a variety of unique plants and diverse island [Read More]

A Virtual Tour: Leonardo Drew’s City in the Grass

Join us for a virtual tour Tuesday, August 18 from 11 AM – Noon (ET) with artist Leonardo Drew and Linda Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art as [Read More]

Global Gardens: Plants of Europe

Our summer display, Global Gardens, features plants native to five continents from around the world. Cultures throughout the ages have celebrated gardens for crops, pleasure, [Read More]

Summer Wildlife: Life on the Oval Lawn

The lush green lawns found throughout Madison Square Park are a blend of various types of grass that host a diverse collection of wildlife. Today, [Read More]

Global Gardens: Plants of South America

Many plants in South America are not only beautiful to look at but are commonly used in South American foods and have various medicinal properties. [Read More]

Summer Wildlife: Fireflies at Dusk

As the fireworks fade into the summer, another light show begins to take place in the heart of Madison Square Park. Adult Photinus pyralis beetles, [Read More]

Global Gardens and the Age of Discovery

In the 18th- and 19th-century, scientific fervor and intellectual curiosity resulted in many voyages of discovery by European nations. Naturalists, zoologists, and gardener-botanists accompanied colonial [Read More]

Public Art & Contemporary Narratives

Join this year’s Mad. Sq. Artist Krzysztof Wodiczko and Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Deputy Director and Martin Friedman Chief Curator, on Tuesday, July 14 from 2 – [Read More]

Summer Hydrangeas 

Summer is here and so is our extensive collection of hydrangeas. At Madison Square Park, there are over 300 individual hydrangea plants, most of them [Read More]

Black Lives Matter and A Response in Public Art

A Conversation with artist Jammie Holmes & Dr. Seph Rodney of Hyperallergic Join us for a conversation on Tuesday, June 30 from 11 AM – [Read More]