The Native Plant Garden in NYC

Where New Yorkers Flourish With Indigenous Plants

June Blooms… 06/21/2010

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Bee on black cohost


What’s In Bloom this Month of May? 05/01/2010

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What’s In Bloom? April 15-30 04/20/2010

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Pink azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides) Buds and Flowers...

Pinkster azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides) Flowers...attracting pollinators!

Pink azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides)...near bud burst!

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Greenmarket in background

Wild Columbine - a few close up

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis). Look at the beautiful structure!

Gorgeous Fiddlehead Ferns


April 1-15: What’s In Bloom Now! 04/08/2010

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Stylophorum diphyllum/Wood poppy
WOOD POPPY (Stylophorum diphyllum)

VIRGINIA BLUEBELLS (Mertensia virginica)

MARSH MARIGOLD (Caltha Palustris)

Alleghany spurge (Pachysandra procumbens)


JUNEBERRY (Amelanchier laevis)


Visit The Native Plant Garden 11/11/2009

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The Native Plant Garden in Union Square Park, NYC, is the only public garden of its kind in New York, and has become a tiny woodland retreat in the heart of our city.

Native plants have much to teach us about New York’s ecology and our natural history.  The indigenous flora also provides great benefits to all life around them, from birds to humans.

You are invited to visit The Native Plant Garden. Experience peace in nature within the rush of the 14th Street/Union Square area of Manhattan.  Observe the birds eating the native plants they desire.  See the leaves soaking up the Sun to sustain themselves and their ecological system, which includes us.

There is a path through the garden so you can walk around without disturbing the plants.

The flora looks forward to your visit!

The garden is open to the public whenever Union Square Park is open.

At times there will be scheduled events, such as an afternoon of volunteering or a botany class, and these will usually last only a few hours.

Students from nearby schools will visit the garden often this spring.  They will learn about how the plants live and interact with the world, as well as how to care for the garden as one ecosystem.

We are also scheduling events for the public, ranging from education to volunteering.  If you are an organization or company that wishes to become involved or suggest an event idea, please write us at:

Donations are greatly appreciated!  There are many items on our wish list for the garden.  Our priorities now are to purchase plant labels and an educational sign about native plants. Any donations given will go directly to the garden and be used for native plant education and maintenance.

Click here to DONATE NOW.  And thank you!