What is a Public Garden?

A public garden is defined by the American Public Gardens Association as: “An institution that maintains collections of plants for the purposes of public education and enjoyment, in [Read More]

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Then & Now: Victorian Influence in Mad. Sq. Park

At Madison Square Park, we focus on the conservation and celebration of all flora and fauna that make up our unique urban gardens. As part [Read More]

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Best of Spring Blooms

As we welcome summer, we’d like to acknowledge some of our favorite spring blooms. We hope you have enjoyed our standout collection of cherry blossoms (Prunus serrulata), as [Read More]

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Tribute to the London Plane

On Wednesday, September 29th, NYC Parks Department removed one London Plane tree at the corner of 24th St and Broadway on the west gravel in [Read More]

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Meet the Trees: Black Locust

You might be surprised to learn that this past spring, Madison Square Park planted a new Black Locust tree at the north side of 24th [Read More]

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Jane’s Walk in the Park: Preservation & Stewardship Mad. Sq. Park

Join us for a Jane’s Walk in the Park! This walk, on the topic of Preservation and Stewardship of historic Madison Square Park, will be [Read More]

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Flora Feature: Tulips

While most admirers of tulips think of tulips as spring plants, most garden enthusiasts like to think of tulips as a fall endeavor. All of [Read More]

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Mad. Sq. Hort: Tree Protection

Urban environments can often be stressful for trees, as they struggle to find the air, light, and water that they require in order to thrive. [Read More]

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Hydrangeas In Bloom

Our Hydrangea collection will reach full bloom in the coming week. These blue and pink beauties are an American garden classic. While most are small [Read More]

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Spectacular Summer Annuals

The first day of summer is only a few days past and our summer annual displays is looking lush and full. This summer’s planting includes [Read More]

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