Your One-Stop-Spot for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day 2020 is fast approaching, and it’s certainly going to look different than previous years. Bottomless brunches, trips to museums, and other fun activities are off the table, so we’re all going to have to be creative. But never fear, WSPC is here to help you!

These resources can help you enjoy Mother’s Day in Washington Square Park…whether you can be there in person or only virtually! We’ve got: video conferencing backgrounds that’ll make it feel like you’re smack in the middle of WSP; a tutorial to make your own bouquet of flowers; and if you’re looking for a last minute gift, why not buy Mom a beautiful bed of (virtual) flowers that support the real ones in the Park! And if you’re able to actually GO to the Park for a social-distancing compliant visit, our bloom guide can help you take a nature walk that Mom will adore.

Give a Gift of Flowers

Want to give Mom a gift she’ll never forget? Did you run out of time and need something last minute? We’ve got you covered with our virtual flower beds!

Your donation will help support one of the beautiful planted beds in Washington Square Park. Once you make your donation we’ll send you an exclusive Mother’s Day card with an image of “her” flower bed. Please note: Specific locations for plantings will not be identified and no plaques will be placed in the Park. The flowers will bloom as early, late and often as Mother Nature allows.

Daffodils – $15

daffodils and visitors on the lawn

Black-eyed Susan – $30

black-eyed susans

Hydrangea – $60


Virtual Resources

Download a beautiful WSP background image! These can be used to turn your desktop into a window overlooking the Park, or can be set as your virtual background in a video conference to make you feel like you’re really there. Send one to Mom too and you can enjoy brunch under the cherry blossoms or the boughs of a beautiful tree.

North-facing view of the fountain, arch, and flowers in spring

trees and lush lawns in WSP

cherry blossoms and spring flowers

What’s better than a beautiful bouquet of flowers? One that you’ve made that will last forever! Follow along with this tutorial from Miss Tae of the Portable Museum Project as she shows us how to make stunning flowers with items you have at home.

You’ll need: some sheets of paper, scissors, a pencil, a marker or sharpie, a paintbrush, some paint, and chopsticks.

If You’re Visiting the Park

There’s always something horticulturally interesting happening in Washington Square Park. Our bloom guide can help guide you to some of the plants we think are beautiful and interesting. Use it to take a guided nature walk with Mom!Download Bloom Guide