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Hydrangea Hurrah at Madison Square Park
Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Madison Square Park Conservancy is excited to present the second annual Madison Square Hort Day: Hydrangea Hurrah celebrating our beautiful hydrangea collection. Hydrangea Hurrah is a family-friendly event for our favorite summer blooms with a host of free, fun activities including guest speakers, park tours, floral demos, a kids zone with games, and musical entertainment.
Location Madison Square Park , Manhattan
Directions to this location
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Smart Garden Exhibit
through January 2018 at the Conservatory
Gardens can play a big role in conserving water and preventing pollution, especially in cities.
This year's gallery exhibit in the Steinhardt Conservatory explores solutions to some of the big environmental challenges cities face in the 21st century. The display highlights BBG's Water Conservation Project, projected to reduce the Garden's outdoor freshwater consumption by almost 96%. Visitors will also learn how to create their own sustainable gardens that conserve water and make the city cleaner and greener. Tips for families and children are also included!
General Gardening Advice:
Useful Gardening Tips to Improve Our Environment ecobeneficial
Brooklyn Botanic Gardening Handbooks
Gardeners Help Line at BBG Library
Plants for Birds
Composting and Soil Health:
A Beginners Guide to Earthworms
Improve.net with many links
"Using Organic Matter in the Garden"
"Compost bin construction" NYC.gov
Low Cost Compost Bins NYC.gov
Seeds and Plants online:
Seed Saver's Exchange
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Prairie Moon Nursery
Botanical Interests (seeds)
in the Tri-State area:
Well Sweep Herb Farm