Downtown Alliance Brings 1,000+ Plants to Bowling Green | Downtown Alliance

Downtown Alliance Brings 1,000+ Plants to Bowling Green


New York City's oldest public park Bowling Green got a horticultural makeover this past week as the Alliance for Downtown New York introduced 1,024 new plants along the park’s perimeter and interior walkways.  The new landscaping compliments the iconic bed of red Sun Impatients that surround the fountain with a colorful palette of indigenous plants, including: silver and purple Coral Bells, white Foamy Bells, bright yellow Ligularia, scarlet red Daylily, pink, white and red False Spira, and five variations of Hosta.  The new plant beds also feature two Japanese plants: the Variegated Japanese Sedge and Variegated Japanese Iris.

In addition to the new landscaping scheme, the Alliance revamped the park’s irrigation system to include a new mist head system and rewired the perimeter fence lighting with new conduit and LED bulbs.

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