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Bulb Planting
November 23, 2022 | Horticulture

Fibonacci Day and “The Geometry of Flowers”

Come learn about the Conservancy's upcoming horticulture exhibition, "The Geometry of Flowers," and how it was inspired by Leonardo Bonacci's discovery of the Fibonacci Sequence.

Native Plants
November 15, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Native American Land Practices

Learn more about how Native American land practices continue to influence modern techniques with their time-tested, ecologically mindful philosophies.

With Hazel
October 24, 2022 | Horticulture

Spooky Fall Plants

Learn more about some of the plants that are haunting Madison Square Park's gardens this fall.

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October 7, 2022 | Horticulture

City of Forest Day

This October 15, we're celebrating the inaugural City of Forest Day in NYC to bring awareness to the urban forest and how each New Yorker can play a part in caring for and advocating on behalf of our trees.

Dry Flower Crop
September 27, 2022 | Horticulture

The Art of Drying Cut Flowers

Drying cut flowers is a great way to extend their life and beauty. Learn more about some ways of preserving your flowers, trialed on species found in the park's own gardens.

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September 12, 2022 | Horticulture

The Park’s Monarch Magnets

Learn more about the native plant species in the park that are helping endangered monarch butterflies survive.

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September 5, 2022 | Horticulture

What’s Growing on the Park’s Witch Hazel Leaves?

You may have noticed some conical structures growing on the leaves of the park's witch hazel collection. Learn more about what these structures are and what they mean for the health of the plants.

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August 29, 2022 | Horticulture

Exploring Madison Square Park’s Water Garden

We're exploring the species featured in the park's current water garden, which is blooming now in the Reflecting Pool.

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August 22, 2022 | Horticulture

Tips for Growing and Buying Local Cut Flowers

Buying local cut flowers is better for the environment and helps support local businesses. Learn more about the benefits of buying local, and pick up some tips on how to grow your own cut flowers at home.

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August 16, 2022 | Horticulture

Summer Native Plant Garden

Learn more about our Summer Native Plant Garden, and find inspiration for including native plants in your own garden or planter box.

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July 26, 2022 | Horticulture

Maintaining Cut Flower Beds

If you are considering a cut flower garden next year, it’s not too early to start planning. Here are some helpful tips which we follow at the park that may benefit your gardens.

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July 19, 2022 | Horticulture

Exploring Native Cut Flowers

When you think of some of your favorite bouquets you might picture tropical orchids or tall, slender lilies. Join us as we explore plants native to our region that also make great cut flowers for arrangements.

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July 12, 2022 | Horticulture

Testing Plant Resilience

A trial is taking place in the park to study the effects of dog urine on ten native plant species. Learn more about this research, and consider stopping by with your pup to make a contribution!

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June 28, 2022 | Horticulture

American Flowers Week

Learn more about locally grown cut flowers as we kick off American Flowers Week, which runs from June 28 to July 4.

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June 21, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Pride Through Horticulture

In honor of Pride Month, we look back at the legacy of J.C. Raulston, who had an indelible impact on both the horticulture and LGBTQ communities.

Steph Gardening
June 6, 2022 | Horticulture

National Garden Exercise Day

This National Garden Exercise Day, learn some tips for getting a full workout while also improving your garden.

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May 16, 2022 | Horticulture

Spring Native Plant Garden

Learn more about our Spring Native Plant Garden, and find inspiration for including native plants in your own garden or planter box.

Spring FOrward Tulips
May 11, 2022 | Horticulture

All About Tulips

As the hundreds of tulips featured in the "Spring Forward, Into Summer" horticulture exhibition shower the park in color, we take a moment to examine some helpful tips and information regarding tulip plantings.

Hort Volunteers
May 9, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Our Volunteer Gardeners

During this year's Go Public Gardens event, learn more about the volunteers who keep our gardens looking beautiful year-round.

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April 28, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Arbor Day

This Arbor Day we're taking an opportunity to reflect back on the origins of the holiday, while also looking ahead to the future of tree plantings in New York City.

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April 18, 2022 | Horticulture

The History of Tulips

As our tulips prepare to welcome visitors to the park this spring, we look back on the history and significance that has been associated with these beautiful plants.

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April 14, 2022 | Horticulture

Past Letters to the Trees

As we welcome the return of the Letters to the Trees event on April 15, we look back at handwritten messages to the trees from previous years.

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March 7, 2022 | Horticulture

Addressing Plant Stressors

In an earlier post, we introduced Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as a comprehensive approach to effectively addressing pest issues, in a conscious way, to minimize…

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March 1, 2022 | Horticulture

Managing Invasive Pests

At Madison Square Park, we do not apply pesticides. Oftentimes the toxicity and broad application of chemicals can be detrimental to pollinators and other beneficial…

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February 21, 2022 | Horticulture

Designing Our Garden Exhibitions

Since 2018, Madison Square Park Conservancy has hosted at least one horticulture exhibition each year. Our team of expert horticulturists curate exhibitions from…

Celebrating Black Horticulture
February 10, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Black Horticulture

As we celebrate Black History Month, we want to highlight just a few of the community’s many unsung horticultural icons. Their legacies and contributions demonstrate…

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January 13, 2022 | Horticulture

Winter Native Plant Garden

Madison Square Park has added a pop-up native plant garden near the Fountain this year. Here you can learn about seasonal native plants and see them in all their…

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January 10, 2022 | Horticulture

State of Our Trees 2021

Each year, our team completes a thorough tree inspection and assessment to determine the health of our trees. This allows us to identify which trees need extra…

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November 22, 2021 | Horticulture

A Sneak Peek into 2022

Spring is a very special time at our Park. Imagine walking into the park and seeing beautiful bright blooms that welcome you into warmer days. These displays don’t…

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October 6, 2021 | Horticulture

What Can We Learn from the Pine Barrens?

This summer, the park’s gardens transported visitors to the Pine Barrens, a unique regional ecosystem in New York and New Jersey. As the horticulture exhibition…

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