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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns, which includes closing the lawns each year from October through May for reseeding. With the heightened need for public space, the Conservancy has kept the lawns open throughout the pandemic. For the month of April, all lawns will be closed to reestablish the grass in time for summer.

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Scavenger Hunt

Native plants and animals have lived in Madison Square Park for decades, becoming a vital part of our ecosystem. Join us in exploring the park’s plants and wildlife…

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Feb 23, 2021 | Horticulture

State of Our Trees

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…

Tree Arboretum 2
Feb 16, 2021 | Horticulture

Caring for an Arboretum

Since 2018, Madison Square Park has been an arboretum. Caring for an arboretum is no small feat. Our seven-acre park, housing over 300 trees, requires special attention…

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Dec 14, 2020 | Horticulture

Wildlife: A Cooper’s Hawk Hunt

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)It seems like not too long ago, spring was just beginning to sprout from the frozen winter earth. Now, at the tail end of…

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Nov 23, 2020 | Horticulture, Park

Leaving the Leaves

Traditional urban horticulture once saw fallen leaves as an unsightly place where harmful fungi, pests, and other nuisances would reside. Today, we understand that…

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Oct 19, 2020 | Horticulture

Greening the Knot Garden

In the early 2000s a new garden bed was introduced in the Park by renowned garden designer Lynden Miller. This new bed located in front of Shake Shack featured…

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Sep 28, 2020 | Horticulture

Setting Strong Roots at Madison Square Park

Late summer and fall are some of the best times to plant new perennials in the garden. The cool temperatures and rain help plants to set out strong roots for the…

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Aug 10, 2018 | Horticulture

What is a Public Garden?

A public garden is defined by theAmerican Public Gardens Association as:“An institution that maintains collections of plants for the purposes of public education…

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Apr 2, 2018 | Horticulture

Madison Square Park is Awarded Level 1 Arboretum Accreditation

Our ArboretumIn January 2018, Madison Square Park was awarded level 1 accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. This program approves Madison…

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Nov 22, 2013 | Horticulture

Gardener Steph on the Camellia Flower

As the gardens wind down with the coming of winter many gardeners start looking for plants to help extend the growing season. Camellias were once thought of as…

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Apr 17, 2012 | Horticulture

Spring Blossoms

Our ornamental cherry and apple trees are presently in peak bloom, here at Madison Square Park. Flowers usually only last a week so you better catch them before…

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Abigail Deville: Light of Freedom
Abigail Deville: Light of Freedom, Narrated by Brooke Kamin Rappoport
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