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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns. 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.

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February 23, 2024 | Horticulture, Plant Collections

Wonderful Witch Hazels

The genus 'Hamamelis' contains about five species, all of which can be found in Madison Square Park’s Nationally Accredited collection.

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September 28, 2023 | Horticulture, Plant Collections

Horticulture Spotlight – Hibiscus

The bright red saucers of Cranberry Crush eastern rosemallow (Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Cranberry Crush’) have been stunning this season.

August 7, 2023 | Horticulture, Plant Collections

Cultural Ties to Gardens

New York is a city of small shared gardens, many often found in reclaimed spaces. Private gardens adorn balconies and backyards, while some gardens remain hidden from view on rooftops.

Cercis Canadensis ‘Floating Clouds’ Tree Closeup
April 24, 2023 | Horticulture, Plant Collections

Celebrating Redbuds

Redbuds usher in springtime around the city in a subtle yet striking way.

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April 18, 2023 | Horticulture, Plant Collections

Hyacinth Frenzy

This spring, Madison Square Park is sporting a rather hyacinth-focused display. Around the fountain, hyacinths in many colors dazzle in Fibonacci-inspired patterns.

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February 8, 2023 | Horticulture, Plant Collections

Celebrating Witch Hazels

Our park's Witch Hazel Collection made Public Garden Magazine! The Madison Square Park Conservancy is proud to join the Plant Collections Network in introducing visitors to individual taxa, developing accessible horticulture, and creating cultural connections to plants.

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