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Parks in Bloom

Queens Bloom Guide

* — denotes a plant native to the New York City area.

April

  • Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas)
    • Flushing Meadows Corona Park: near Shea Stadium
  • Daffodils (Narcissus spp.)
    • Crocheron Park: Field House; Flagpole
    • Maple Grove Park
    • Rosemary's Playground: Planters
    • Borough Hall: Queens Boulevard
    • Queens Plaza North
    • 111th Street, near Flushing Meadows Corona Park
    • Greenstreets Throughout Queens
  • Flowering Pear Tree blossoms
    Flowering Pear Tree (Pyrus calleryana)

    Flowering Pear Tree (Pyrus calleryana)
    • McDonald Park
    • Northern Boulevard, Flushing
    • Borough Hall
    • Newcomb Square
    • 81st Street and Ditmars Boulevard
    • 23rd Avenue, between 91st and 100th Streets
    • 164th Street, near Kissena Park
    • Main Street, between the Long Island Expressway and Union Turnpike
    • Utopia Parkway, between Peck Avenue and the Long Island Expressway
    • Francis Lewis Boulevard, between the Long Island Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway
    • Shea Stadium
  • Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia)
    • Forest Park
    • Flushing Meadows Corona Park
    • Grand Central Parkway, near LaGuardia
    • Large Parks Throughout Queens
  • Redbud Tree
    Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

    Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
    • Flushing Meadows Corona Park: near Shea Stadium
  • Spring Annuals
    • Shea Stadium
  • Tulip (Tulipa spp.)
    • Overlook Park
    • Cunningham Garage
    • Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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May

  • Azalea (Rhododendron spp.)
    • Sgt Shaeffer Playground
    • Forest Park: Jackson Pond Playground; Nature Trails; 911 Garden; The Overlook
    • Capt. Tilly Park
    • Overlook Park
  • Columbine (Aquilegia spp.)
    • Sgt. Shaeffer Playground
    • Forest Park: 911 Memorial
  • Horsechestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum)
    • Travis Park
    • King Park
    • Wayanda Park
    • Flushing Meadows Corona Park: East Service Drive near the Olmsted Center
  • Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
    • Forest Park: Nature Trails; Bandshell; Jackson Pond Playground
    • Sgt. Shaeffer Playground
    • Capt Tilly Park
  • Paulownia tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
    • Forest Park: Pine Grove
  • Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
    • Flushing Meadows Corona Park: near Shea Stadium
  • Red twig dogwood (Cornus alba)
    • Springfield Blvd south of Merrick Blvd
    • Ditmars Blvd and 102nd St
  • Southern arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)
    • Forest Park: Nature Trails; Jackson Pond Playground; Overlook Playground
    • Sgt Shaeffer Playground
    • Wallenburg Sq.
    • Harvey Park
  • Spring Annuals
    • Shea Stadium
  • Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
    • Forest Park: Nature Trails
  • Tulip (Tulipa spp.)
    • Overlook Park
    • Cunningham Garage
    • Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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June

  • Annual Beds
    • Forest Park
    • Flushing Meadow Park
    • Cunningham Park
  • Hawthorne (Crataegus spp.)
    • Peck Ave and Underhill Ave
    • 81st St and Ditmars Blvd
    • 11th St between 44th and 48th Ave
    • Main St between Long Island Expressway and Union Turnpike
  • Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa)
    • Kissena Park
  • Osage orange (Maclura pomifera)
    • Crocheron Park
  • Rose (Rosa spp.)
    • Flushing Meadows Corona Park: Rose Gardens
  • Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
    • Forest Park
    • Astoria Park
  • Wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)
    • Sgt Shaeffer Playground
    • Forest Park: 911 Garden; Jackson Pond Playground

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