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Manhattan in Bloom: Your Spring Guide to NYC’s Finest Blooms

April 4, 2017

One can argue that Springtime is the most beautiful season in NYC. Yes, perhaps the air doesn’t smell like bouquets of sharpened pencils, but tulips and azaleas are a good alternative. As a New York City attraction, HeliNY lives and operates in NYC, we work – we play – and we enjoy the simple pleasures of life in a city. Below are the flowers growing this season, and the parks you can find them in throughout the city:

  • Azalea(Rhododendron spp.)
    • Riverside Park: 150 St & Riverside Dr
  • Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis)
    • Morningside Park: Tom Kiel Arboretum, 116 St & Morningside Avenue
  • Cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
    • Broadway Mall: 60 Street; 63 Street; 66 Street
  • Crocus (Crocus spp.)
    • Morningside Park: 123rd Street entrance
    • Riverside Park: Promenade, 73rd to 83rd Street
    • Theodore Roosevelt Park: 81st Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
    • St. Nicholas Park: Playground Area, 141st Street
  • Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
    • Riverside Park: 150 St & Riverside Dr
    • Broadway Mall: 60-70 Streets
  • Grape hyacinths (Muscari spp.)
    • St Nicholas Park: Subway Entrance, 135 Street; Playground and Lawn, 141 St
    • Marcus Garvey Park
    • Union Square Park: South Plaza
    • East River Park: 6th Street Garden
    • Madison Square Park: Conkling statue
    • Stuyvesant Square Park
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.)
    • Morningside Park
  • Quince (Cydonia oblonga)
    • Riverside Park: 103rd Street entrance
  • Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
    • Riverside Park
  • Tulip (Tulipa spp.)
    • St Nicholas Park: Subway Entrance, 135 Street; Playground and Lawn, 141 St
    • Riverside Drive and 138 Street
    • Union Square Park: South Plaza
    • Carl Schurz Park: Hoop Garden, 86 Street
    • Corlears Hook Park: Flagpole Garden
    • Tompkins Square Park: 8 Street & Avenue A
    • Washington Square Park: Thompson St Entrance; 5 Avenue Entrance
    • Broadway Malls: 60-70th Streets
    • Park Avenue Malls: 60-96 Streets
    • Verdi Square
    • Dante Square
    • Marcus Garvey Park: Madison Ave & 123 Street; 5 Ave & 124 Street
    • Harlem Art Park: 120 Street between Lexington & 3 Avenue
    • Jackie Robinson Park: Stairway, 145 Street
    • Madison Square Park: Dog Run; Conkling Statue
  • Asiatic lilies (Lilium spp.)
    • Jackie Robinson Park: Stairway, 145 Street
  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudibeckia fulgida)
    • Marcus Garvey Park: Madison Ave & 122 Street
  • Bluebells (Mertensia spp. )
    • St Nicholas Park: Hillside, 131 St
  • Butterfly bush (Buddleia spp.)
    • Carl Schurz Park
    • Theodore Roosevelt Park: Circular Garden, 77 Street
    • Marcus Garvey Park: 120 Street & 5 Avenue
  • Cleome (Cleome spp.)
    • Stuyvesant Square Park
  • Columbine (Aquilegia spp.) and other woodland plants
    • Morningside Park: Woodlands, 120 Street
  • Daylilly (Hemerocallis spp.)
    • St Nicholas Park: 133 St Terrace
    • Tompkins Square Park: 7th Street
    • Morningside Park: Entrance, 110 Street
    • Stuyvesant Square Park
  • Hibiscus (Hibiscus spp.)
    • Madison Square Park: Beds, 23 Street & Madison Ave
  • Hollyhock (Alcea spp.)
    • Tompkins Square Park: Viewing Garden
    • Jackie Robinson Park: Stairway, 145 Street; 153 Street & Bradhurst
    • East River Park: Garden, 6 Street
  • Iris (Iris spp.)
    • Morningside Park: Pond, 113 Street
    • Stuyvesant Square Park
  • Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)
    • Tompkins Square Park: Sandra Turner Garden
    • Broadway Mall: 60 Street; 63 Street
  • Rose (Rosa spp.)
    • East River Park: North of Grand Street
    • Battery Park: Battery Place
    • Theodore Roosevelt Park: Circular Garden, 77 Street
    • Broadway Malls: 65 Street; 68 Street
    • Sherman Square
    • Jackie Robinson Park: Stairway, 145 Street
    • Stuyvesant Square Park
  • Sunflower (Helianthus spp.)
    • Madison Square Park: Around Playground
  • Yarrow (Achillea spp.)
    • Morningside Park: Entrance, 110 Street

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