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Parks in Bloom

Bronx Bloom Guide

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

April

  • Azalea (Rhododendron spp.)
    • Brust Park: Manhattan College Parkway and Waldo Avenue
  • Buttercup (Ranunculus spp.)
    • Bronx Park: Bronx River Bank and floodplain
  • Cherry tree (Prunus spp.)
    • Bronx Park: Boston Road from Bronx Park East to the Bronx Zoo; Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway
    • Crotona Park: West side of Indian Lake Claremont Parkway and Crotona Park East; Victory Garden
    • Ewen Hill Park: Riverdale Avenue and 231st Street
    • Franz Sigel Park: Grand Concourse between West 153rd and West 158th Streets
    • Mosholu Monument: Mosholu Parkway and Hull Avenue
    • Mosholu Parkway: Hull Avenue to West Gun Hill Road
    • Pelham Parkway: Boston Road to Stillwell Avenue
    • University Malls: University Avenue between West Tremont Avenue and Featherbed Lane
  • Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas)
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Southeast End
    • Pelham Parkway
  • Crocus
    Crocus (Crocus spp.)

    Crocus (Crocus spp.)
    • Bronx Park: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway
  • Daffodil (Narcissus spp.)
    • Bell Tower Park: Riverdale Avenue and Henry Hudson Parkway
    • Bronx Park: Bronx River Bank and floodplain; Boston Road from Bronx Park East to the Bronx Zoo; Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway
    • Brust Park: Manhattan College Parkway and Waldo Avenue
    • Crotona Park: West side of Indian Lake, Claremont Parkway and Crotona Park East; Victory Garden
    • Deegan Rock Park: Grand Concourse and 138th Street
    • Ewen Hill Park: Riverdale Avenue and 231st Street
    • Franz Sigel Park: Grand Concourse between West 153rd and West 158th Streets
    • Joyce Kilmer Park: Grand Concourse between West 161st and West 164th Streets
    • Mosholu Monument: Mosholu Parkway and Hull Avenue
    • Mosholu Parkway: Hull Avenue to West Gun Hill Road
    • Pelham Parkway: Boston Road to Stillwell Avenue
    • Soundview Park: Lafayette and Morrison Avenues
    • University Malls: University Avenue between West Tremont Avenue and Featherbed Lane
    • Willamsbridge Oval Park: Van Cortlandt Park East and Reservoir Oval
  • Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)*
    • Bronx Park: Bronx River Bank and floodplain
    • Mosholu Parkway: Hull Avenue to West Gun Hill Road
    • Pelham Parkway: Boston Road to Stillwell Avenue
    • Van Cortlandt Park:Cass Gallagher trail in the northwest woods
  • Flowering Pear Tree (Pyrus calleryana)
    • Crotona Park: Victory Garden
    • Mosholu Parkway: Hull Avenue to West Gun Hill Road
  • Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia)
    • Mosholu Parkway: Hull Avenue to West Gun Hill Road
    • Pelham Parkway: Boston Road to Stillwell Avenue
    • Willamsbridge Oval Park: Van Cortlandt Park East and Reservoir Ovals
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.)
    • Bronx Park: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway
  • Marsh Marigolds
    Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris)

    Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)*
    • Van Cortlandt Park: John Kiernan trail
  • Pansy (Viola spp.)
    • Bronx Park: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway
  • Red maple (Acer rubrum)*
    • Mosholu Parkway: Hull Avenue to West Gun Hill Road
    • Pelham Parkway: Boston Road to Stillwell Avenue
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Parade Grounds
  • Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)*
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Cass Gallagher trail in the northwest woods
  • Wildflowers
    • Bronx Park: Bronx River Bank and floodplain
    • Brust Park: Manhattan College Parkway and Waldo Avenue

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May

  • Azalea (Rhododendron spp.)
    • Brust Park: Manhattan College Parkway and Waldo Avenue
  • Buttercup (Ranunculus spp.)
    • Bronx Park: Bronx River Bank and floodplain
  • Crocus (Crocus spp.)
    • Bronx Park: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway
  • Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
    • Bronx Park: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway
    • Greenstreets: Gunhill Road and Willet Ave.
    • Highbridge Park: Sedgewick Ave. and 170th St.
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.)
    • Bronx Park: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway
    • Greenstreet: Va nCortlandt Park East and The Grand Concourse; Riverdale Ave. and 230th St.
  • Horsechestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum)
    • Bronx Park
    • Mosholu Parkway and Van Cortlandt Park East
  • Littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata)
    • Crotona Park
    • Henery Hudson Park
    • Van Cortlandt Park
  • Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)*
    • Van Cortlandt Park: John Kiernan trail
  • Pansy (Viola spp.)
    • Bronx Park: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway
  • Princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
    • Bronx Park: Footbridge to Botanical Gardens
    • Bronx River Parkway: near Waring Ave.
    • Spuyten Duyvil
  • Flowering Red Maple tree
    Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

    Red maple (Acer rubrum)*
    • Mosholu Parkway: Hull Avenue to West Gun Hill Road
    • Pelham Parkway: Boston Road to Stillwell Avenue
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Parade Grounds
  • Rock cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis)
    • Echo Triangle: Grand Concourse and Tremont Ave.
  • Rose (Rosa spp.)
    • Bell Tower Triangle: Riverdale Ave. and 239th St.
    • Greenstreets: Jerome Ave. and Shakespear Ave.; Kappock St. Between Knowles Cresent and Netherlands Ave.
    • Mosholou Parkway and Van Cortlandt Park East
    • Sedgwick Ave. and Dickenson Ave.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Broadway and Van Cortlandt Park South
  • Snowmound (Spiraea nipponica)
    • Deegan Rock: 138th St. and Grand Concourse
    • Echo Triangle: Grand Concourse and Tremont Ave.
    • Greenstreets: Kazimiroff Blvd and Bedford Park Blvd; Sedgewick Kazimiroff Blvd and Bedford Park Blvd; Boston Road and Claremont Parkway; Bronx Blvd and Duncomb Ave.
    • Pelham Parkway: Peace Plaza, at Williamsbridge Road
  • Southern arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)
    • Echo Triangle: Grand Concourse and Tremont Ave.
    • Fairmont Park: Fairmont Ave. and Prospect Place
    • Graham Triangle: 138th St. and Lincoln Ave.
    • Greenstreets: Gunhill Road and Willet Ave.
  • Wildflowers
    • Bronx Park: Bronx River Bank and floodplain
    • Brust Park: Manhattan College Parkway and Waldo Avenue

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June

  • Annual Beds
    • Bell Tower Park: Riverdale Ave. and Henery Hudson Parkway
    • Bronx Park: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway; Bronx Park East and Boston Road
    • Ewen Hill Park: Riverdale Ave. and 231st St.
    • Mosholou Circle: Mosholou Parkway and Sedgwick Ave.
    • Mosholou Monument: Mosholou Parkway and Bainbridge Rd.
    • Pelham Bay Park: Victory Monument, Charles Crimi Rd.; Sign Bed, Charles Crimi Rd.; Parking lot, Stadium Ave. and Middletown Rd..; Stables, Pelham Bridge Rd. and City Island Ave.
    • Pelham Bay Park Orchard Beach: Sign bed, Orchard Beach Rd.. and Park Rd..; steps flower urns
    • Seton Park: Independence Ave. and 232nd St.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Broadway and Van Cortlandt Mansion Rd..; Broadway and Mosholou Ave.; Jerome Ave. and Gunhill Rd.; Shandler Recreation Area, Bainbridge Ave. and Jerome Ave.; Woodlawn Playground; Van Cortlandt Park East and Napier Ave.; Nursery Road and Van Cortlandt Park East
    • Willamsbridge Oval: Van Cortlandt Park East and Reservoir Oval
  • Beautyberry (Callicarpa spp.)
    • Greenstreets: Allerton Ave. and Bouck Ave.
  • Butterfly bush (Buddleia spp.)
    • Crotona Park: Claremont Parkway and Crona Park East
    • Greenstreets: Arthur Ave. and 184th St.
  • Daylilly (Hemerocallis spp.)
    • Bronx Park: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway
    • Crotona Park: Claremont Parkway and Crona Park East
    • Greenstreets: Pelham Parkway and Willamsbridge Road
  • Hosta (Hosta spp.)
    • Bronx Park: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway
    • Crotona Park: Claremont Parkway and Crona Park East
    • Greenstreets: Pelham Parkway and Willamsbridge Road
  • Hydrangea (Hydrangea spp.)
    • Greenstreets: Brook Ave. and 163rd St.
    • Onieda Triangle: Van Cortlandt Park South and Onieda Ave.
  • Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
    • Greenstreets: Arthur Ave. and 184th St.
  • Rose (Rosa spp.)
    • Bell Tower Triangle: Riverdale Ave. and 239th St.
    • Mosholou Parkway and Van Cortlandt Park East
    • Greenstreets: Jerome Ave. and Shakespeare Ave.; Kappock St. between Knowles Cresent and Netherland Ave.; Sedgwick Ave. and Dickenson Ave.; Allerton Ave. and Bouck Ave.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Broadway and Van Cortlandt Park South
  • Sage (Salvia spp.)
    • Greenstreets: Willamsbridge Road and Adee Ave.
    • Graham Triangle: 138th St. and Third Ave.

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July

  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)
    • Greenstreet: Throgs Neck Expressway & Philip Ave.; Depot Pl. & Sedgewick Ave.
    • Pelham Bay Park: Playground for All Children, Stadium Ave. & Middletown Road, off Bruckner Blvd.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Shandler Recreation Area Entrance, Bainbridge Ave.
  • Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii)
    • Greenstreets: Webster Ave. & 233rd St.; Arthur Ave. & 184th St.
    • Orchard Beach: Park Drive by Parking lot
    • Pelham Bay Park: Playground for All Children, Stadium Ave. & Middletown Road, off Bruckner Blvd.
  • Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
    • Pelham Bay Park
    • Van Cortlandt Park
  • Common periwinkle (vinca minor)
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Pelham Bay Park: Orchard Beach Road & Park Drive
    • Seaton Falls Park: 233rd St. & Baychester Ave.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Broadway & Mosholou Ave.
  • Daisy fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
    • Pelham Bay Park
    • Van Cortlandt Park
  • Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum)
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Mosholou Monument: Mosholou Parkway & Hull Ave.
    • Orchard Beach: Front Steps
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Nursery Road, 242nd St. & Van Cortlandt Park East
    • Valentine–Varian House: Bainbridge Ave. & 208th St.
  • Joe pyeweed (Eupatorium maculatum)
    • Pelham Bay Park
    • Van Cortlandt Park
  • Madagascar periwinkle (catharanthus roseus)
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Pelham Bay Park: Orchard Beach Road & Park Drive
    • Seaton Falls Park: 233rd St. & Baychester Ave.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Broadway & Mosholou Ave.
  • Marigold (Tagetes erecta)
    • Bronx Park: Bronx Park East & Boston Rd.
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Mosholou Circle: Mosholou Parkway & Sedgewick Ave.
    • Mosholou Monument: Mosholou Parkway & Hull Ave.
  • Petunia (Petunia grandiflora)
    • Bronx Park: Bronx Park East & Boston Rd.
    • Mosholou Monument: Mosholou Parkway & Hull Ave.
    • Pelham Bay Park: Victory Memorial, Charles Crimi Road between Pelham Parkway & Westchester Ave.; Pelham Bay Bridge, City Island Ave. & Shore Road
  • Roses (Rosa spp.)
    Mediland rose
    • Greenstreet: Bell Tower, Riverdale Ave. & W. 239th St.; Jerome Ave. & Shakespeare Ave.; Sedgewick Ave. Between Hillman Ave. & Van Cortlandt Park South
    • Joyce Kilmer Park: Grand Concourse & 161st St.
    • Tremont Park: Tremont Ave. & Arthur Ave.
    Betty Prior/ Seafoam Roses
    • Van Cortlandt Park South & Broadway
  • Sage (Salvia splendens)
    • Orchard Beach: Front Steps
    • Tremont Park: Tremont Ave. & Arthur Ave.
    • Willamsbridge Road & Mace Ave.
    • Willamsbridge Road and Adee Ave.
  • Silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis)
    • Greenstreet: Bedford Park Blvd. & Theodore Kazimirnoff Blvd
    • Merriam Park: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & 169th St.
    • Orchard Beach: Park Drive by Parking lot
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Shandler Recreation Area Entrance, Bainbridge Ave.
  • Sweet pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia)
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Van Cortlandt Lake
  • Sweet William (Dianthus chinensis)
    • Mosholou Circle: Mosholou Parkway & Sedgewick Ave.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Broadway & Mansion Rd.
  • Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)
    • Greenstreet: Claremont Parkway & Clay Ave.
    • Tremont Park: Arthur Ave. & Tremont Ave.
  • Wax begonia (Begonia semperflorens)
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Broadway and Mosholou Ave.; Nursery Road, 242nd St. & Van Cortlandt Park East

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August

  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)
    • Greenstreet: Throgs Neck Expressway & Philip Ave.; Depot Pl. & Sedgewick Ave.
    • Pelham Bay Park: Playground for All Children, Stadium Ave. & Middletown Road off Bruckner Blvd.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Shandler Recreation Area Entrance, Bainbridge Ave.
  • Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii)
    • Greenstreets: Webster Ave. & 233rd St.; Arthur Ave. & 184th St.
    • Orchard Beach: Park Drive by Parking lot
    • Pelham Bay Park: Playground for all Children, Stadium Ave. & Middletown Road off Bruckner Blvd.
  • Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
    • Pelham Bay Park
    • Van Cortlandt Park
  • Common periwinkle (vinca minor)
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Pelham Bay Park: Orchard Beach Road & Park Drive
    • Seaton Falls Park: 233rd St. & Baychester Ave.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Broadway & Mosholou Ave.
  • Daisy fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
    • Pelham Bay Park
    • Van Cortlandt Park
  • Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum)
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Mosholou Monument: Mosholou Parkway & Hull Ave.
    • Orchard Beach: Front Steps
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Nursery Road, 242nd St. & Van Cortlandt Park East
    • Valentine–Varian House: Bainbridge Ave. & Van Cortlandt Ave. East
  • Japanese pagodatree or Chinese Scholar tree (Styphnolobium japonicum)
    • Pelham Parkway & Burr Ave.
  • Joe pyeweed (Eupatorium maculatum)
    • Pelham Bay Park
    • Van Cortlandt Park
  • Madagascar periwinkle (catharanthus roseus)
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Broadway & Mosholou Ave.
    • Pelham Bay Park: Orchard Beach Road & Park Drive
    • Seaton Falls Park: 233rd St. & Baychester Ave.
  • Marigold (Tagetes erecta)
    • Bronx Park: Bronx Park East & Boston Rd.
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Mosholou Circle: Mosholou Parkway & Sedgewick Ave.
    • Mosholou Monument: Mosholou Parkway & Hull Ave.
  • Petunia (Petunia grandiflora)
    • Bronx Park: Bronx Park East & Boston Rd.
    • Mosholou Monument: Mosholou Parkway & Hull Ave.
    • Pelham Bay Park: Victory Memorial, Charles Crimi Road between Pelham Parkway & Westchester Ave.; Pelham Bay Bridge, City Island Ave. & Shore Road
  • Roses (Rosa spp.)
    Mediland rose
    • Greenstreet: Bell Tower, Riverdale Ave. & W. 239th St.; Jerome Ave. & Shakespeare Ave.; Sedgewick Ave. Btween Hillman Ave. & Van Cortlandt Park South
    • Joyce Kilmer Park: Grand Concourse & 161st St.
    • Tremont Park: Tremont Ave. & Arthur Ave.
    Betty Prior/ Seafoam roses
    • Van Cortlandt Park South & Broadway
  • Sage (Salvia splendens)
    • Orchard Beach: Front Steps
    • Tremont Park: Tremont Ave. & Arthur Ave.
    • Willamsbridge Road & Mace Ave.
    • Willamsbridge Road and Adee Ave.
  • Silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis)
    • Greenstreet: Bedford Park Blvd. & Theodore Kazimirnoff Blvd
    • Merriam Park: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & 169th St.
    • Orchard Beach: Park Drive by Parking lot
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Shandler Recreation Area Entrance, Bainbridge Ave.
  • Sweet pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia)
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Van Cortlandt Lake
  • Sweet William (Dianthus chinensis)
    • Mosholou Circle: Mosholou Parkway & Sedgewick Ave.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Broadway & Mansion Rd.
  • Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)
    • Greenstreet: Claremont Parkway & Clay Ave.
    • Tremont Park: Arthur Ave. & Tremont Ave.
  • Wax begonia (Begonia semperflorens)
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Broadway and Mosholou Ave.; Nursery Road, 242nd St. & Van Cortlandt Park East

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September

  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)
    • Greenstreet: Throgs Neck Expressway & Philip Ave.; Depot Pl. & Sedgewick Ave.
    • Pelham Bay Park: Playground for All Children, Stadium Ave. & Middletown Road off Bruckner Blvd.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Shandler Recreation Area Entrance, Bainbridge Ave.
  • Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii)
    • Greenstreets: Webster Ave. & 233rd St.; Arthur Ave. & 184th St.
    • Orchard Beach: Park Drive by Parking lot
    • Pelham Bay Park: Playground for all Children Stadium Ave. & Middletown Road off Bruckner Blvd.
  • Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum)
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Mosholou Monument: Mosholou Parkway & Hull Ave.
    • Orchard Beach: Front Steps
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Nursery Road, 242nd St. & Van Cortlandt Park East
    • Valentine–Varian House: Bainbridge Ave. & Van Cortlandt Ave. East
  • Joe pyeweed (Eupatorium maculatum)
    • Pelham Bay Park
    • Van Cortlandt Park
  • Madagascar periwinkle (catharanthus roseus)
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Pelham Bay Park: Orchard Beach Road & Park Drive
    • Seaton Falls Park: 233rd St. & Baychester Ave.
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Broadway & Mosholou Ave.
  • Marigold (Tagetes erecta)
    • Ewen Hill Park: 230th St. & Riverdale Ave.
    • Bronx Park: Bronx Park East & Boston Rd.
    • Mosholou Circle: Mosholou Parkway & Sedgewick Ave.
    • Mosholou Monument: Mosholou Parkway & Hull Ave.
  • Petunia (Petunia grandiflora)
    • Bronx Park: Bronx Park East & Boston Rd.
    • Mosholou Monument: Mosholou Parkway & Hull Ave.
    • Pelham Bay Park: Victory Memorial, Charles Crimi Road between Pelham Parkway & Westchester Ave.; Pelham Bay Bridge, City Island Ave. & Shore Road
  • Roses (Rosa spp.)
    Mediland rose
    • Joyce Kilmer Park: Grand Concourse & 161st St.
    • Greenstreets: Bell Tower, Riverdale Ave. & W. 239th St; Jerome Ave. & Shakespeare Ave.; Sedgewick Ave. Btween Hillman Ave. & Van Cortlandt Park South
    • Tremont Park: Tremont Ave. & Arthur Ave.
    Betty Prior/ Seafoam roses
    • Van Cortlandt Park South & Broadway
  • Silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis)
    • Greenstreet: Bedford Park Blvd. & Theodore Kazimirnoff Blvd
    • Orchard Beach: Park Drive by Parking lot
    • Van Cortlandt Park: Shandler Recreation Area Entrance, Bainbridge Ave.
    • Merriam Park: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & 169th St.
  • Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)
    • Greenstreet: Claremont Parkway & Clay Ave.
    • Tremont Park: Arthur Ave. & Tremont Ave.

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