Trustees of Gramercy Park - Neighborhood News #457  

New Landscape Plan for Gramercy Park

Photos by Alex Nguyen
A new landscape plan designed by Park Project Manager Kathleen Scupp in collaboration with Anthony Bulfamante Landscaping has been just been implemented inside the perimeter of Gramercy Park. Some existing plants were transplanted, removed or enhanced by surrounding them with other shrubbery, thus creating a consistent design inside the fence.
The planting consisted of:  

31 Rhododendrons
31 Holly Bushes
15 Viburnums
12 Andromeda

3  Sweet Bay Magnolias
24 'Pleasant White' Azalea
15 Otto Luken laurel
18 Variegated Red Twig Dogwood

1 large Red Bud tree
1  Dwarf white "Ruby Falls' Red Bud tree
1  White Forsythia 


The plantings were then fertilized and a light mulch placed around the roots to protect them during the winter months.  


In the Spring, assorted Hostas and ground cover will be planted in some areas, as well as some

smaller specimens such as AmethisCallicarpa. 
In mid November thousands of springs bulbs will be planted in and around the park.  At that time, the current four 'fields of flowers' beds in the center of the Park, will be pulled up and replaced with tulip bulbs.