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May 01, 2011

Spring in Astoria Park

Yesterday I took a walk over to Astoria Park and saw for myself just how beautiful it is this spring, so I thought I’d share some of the photos with (…)

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Yesterday I took a walk over to Astoria Park and saw for myself just how beautiful it is this spring, so I thought I’d share some of the photos with you!

Classic shot of the Hellgate Bridge

Looking up towards 19th Ave from Shore Blvd.

A lot of these bushes are flowering right now

Beautiful fresh green on the trees

Jules from Astoria Park Alliance overseeing upkeep of the butterfly garden under the Hellgate Bridge

These gorgeous pink trees are over toward the north side of the pool

Close up of the tree's pink flowers

More photos from this weekend can be found in the Astoria Park Spring 2001 photoset. If you get a chance today, definitely head out to the park. It’s gorgeous out.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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Jules Corkery

Beatiful pictures! Those white flowering crabapple trees are a variety called “snowdrift”. This new planting is based on the original 1930’s landscaping plans for Astoria Park.
The purple flowering trees are Red Buds which are a wonderful choice for that part of the park as they thrive in the shade of the larger taller oaks and tulip trees and provide an understory of tree landscaping.
If you have old Easter lillies or tulips you’d like to donate to the garden, please leave them at the garden and we’ll put them in for you!

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megc

Thanks for all the great information, Jules! I think the Red Buds are my favorite. Lovely little flowers. But everything is just gorgeous at the park right now. And thanks for the reminder about donating lily and tulip bulbs to the butterfly garden!

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