Horticulture

Keeping a busy neighborhood such as 34th Street green with trees and colorful with flowers is challenging work. The Horticulture Department replenishes the district's planters and baskets with 25,000 season-appropriate bulbs. In May, we plant over 25 species of annuals in the planters and baskets along 34th Street and in the gardens at Herald and Greeley Squares. Late October, the treepits along 34th Street are filled with harvest-themed cornucopia. The parks at Herald and Greeley Squares undergo three complete horticultural changes each year, and are decorated with lights, holly, and festive arches for the duration of the holiday season.