Nell Singer Lilac Walk

Along the north edge of the Sheep Meadow, a narrow path winds through a small grove of lilac trees with varieties from all over the world.

Typically in bloom from late April through June, their fragrant and colorful blossoms are a seasonal highlight for many Park visitors. The planting of these lilacs was funded by the philanthropist Nell Singer in 1970. A plaque placed at the site reminds visitors that “even during periods of harsh conflict and confrontation, the delicate beauty and fragrance of the lilac have been faithful annual reminders of lovelier aspects in human relations.”

A man and his dog are sprawled out and napping under the lilacs

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