After a few days of what felt like endless rain in Manhattan, it seems spring has finally sprung here in Washington Square Park! And while we wish it were sunny all the time, these April showers brought along some of the most beautiful flowers in the Park. The cherry blossoms are in peak bloom and the daffodils are making their debut.
Our volunteer photographer and intern, Sonja Haroldson, snapped these stunning pictures on April 12th, 2017:
We think these cherry blossoms make a great accessory to the Arch.
Our daffodils are planted courtesy of The Daffodil Project, a living memorial to September 11th, and with the help of some very hard working volunteers.
If you look closely in the beds along Arch Plaza, you’ll find glory-of-the-snow in full bloom.
Blue skies and cherry blossoms: A perfect spring combination.
We can’t get enough of the daffodils and grape hyacinth in the Park.
And these are just a few of the blooms you’ll find! As we enter our busiest season, we’re gearing up for our biggest day of planting yet and we could use your help. Sign up to volunteer on Tuesday, May 16th to help plant the Park’s annual flower beds. Unable to volunteer that day? That’s okay. We have plenty more volunteer opportunities here.