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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns which are in the process of spring reseeding. While the grass is establishing now, visitors should expect the majority of lawns to be ready for use in late May.  Lawns are open daily for public use starting at 10 AM through 5 PM, weather permitting. Lawns are closed on Parade Days.  Learn more about park hours and rules by visiting our FAQ page.

American Flowers Week

Jun 28, 2022 | Horticulture

American Flowers Week

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Over 100 species of cut flowers are grown in the United States, and American Flowers Week—which takes place from June 28 to July 4—is a holiday dedicated to celebrating all of them. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the cut flower industry and its important role in the country’s domestic agriculture. First recognized in 2015 by the Slow Flowers Society, American Flowers Week coincides with Independence Day, providing everyone in the cut flower industry an opportunity to show their American pride! 

Madison Square Park is excited to participate in the festivities this year by displaying a cut flower stand in the park, where visitors can take some free flowers to enjoy at home or give to a friend! The flowers at the stand will be sourced from our summer horticulture exhibition, which focuses on the art of cutting gardens. You will see many species typically found in bouquets and other floral projects in the exhibition, so be sure to check it out when you stop by.

And if you’re interested in supporting our cut flower industry in the U.S., consider buying from local growers and florists. Check out your local farmer’s markets too—there you can find seasonal blooms and foliage to brighten any space! To learn more about local florists and growers, also be sure to watch Madison Square Park’s Journey to the Bouquet series. 

Happy American Flowers Week!

(Photo Credit: Elaine Martin)

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