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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 9 PM, weather permitting. Lawns are closed on Parade Days.  Learn more about park hours and rules by visiting our FAQ page.

Camellia Collection

Camellia Collection

Camellia spp.

Camellia’s show stopping pink and white flowers are a burst of bright color amidst Madison Square Park’s fall foliage. While camellias typically bloom from October through May, ours are fall bloomers, as the New York City winters are too harsh for the plants’ flowers. In fact, the park’s coastal location and mild climate make it one of the northernmost collections of camellia in the United States. Even in winter, however, the camellias’ evergreen leaves provide the park with a welcome splash of green. Long before they reached the shores of America, camellias had been cultivated in the gardens of China and Japan for centuries.

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