If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
If gardens and libraries are everything you need, then you have to love Schenley Plaza. With the main branch of Carnegie Library just across the street, the Plaza gardens are the perfect spot to hunker down with a tasty book.
And all season long, the garden blooms put on quite a show.
These gorgeous flowers don't happen by accident. Chosen based on bloom times, pest/disease tolerance and color, the flora in the Plaza are actually All-America Selections varieties. Qualified as an official display garden, the Plaza beds are tended frequently by Parks Conservancy gardeners, the flowers rotated throughout the season. Here are some that are in bloom right now:
A short way from the Plaza is the newly established meadow at Beacon and Bartlett streets. Seeded with native plants, the meadow is also in blossom. Stop by now to see for yourself this incredible field of black-eyed Susans (click the image below to enlarge!)
Want to help us keep park gardens growing? Interested in learning more about what's growing, and where? Find our new garden guide here on the website, and while you're there, sign up as a horticulture volunteer!