The Citiblog

The Morgan Library is Blooming in May
April 27, 2023, 7:29.05 pm ET


Photo: The Morgan Library

The Morgan Garden reopens on Friday, May 5 and will remain so every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 29, 2023. The Garden will also remain open during the Museum’s “Free Friday Nights” from 5-7pm every Friday evening.

Developed by award-winning landscape designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, the Morgan Garden includes periwinkle beds flanking the Library’s loggia and colorful, low-height herbaceous beds. A generous grass lawn sweeps out from the modern pavilion next to the Library, bordering the latter and the Annex. Bluestone pathways are laid in patterns derived from the Library’s Renaissance-inspired floors, and cobbled stonework adds visual and textural interest. The garden also displays several antiquities from Morgan’s collection that have previously been inaccessible to the public.

Meanwhile, its annual Spring Family Fair will be held on Sunday, May 7 from 2pm-4pm with a wide variety of children’s activities, live music and readings. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Welcome Table to sign up for the family raffle of Morgan Shop books, which will take place at 3:55pm in Gilbert Court. In addition, free Morgan tote bags will be given out to the first 100 families to sign up for the raffle.

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