A small park on Taughannock Blvd between W. State St. and Seneca St. features annual and perennial plantings at each end and numerous shrubs and flowering trees, including:
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alatus), 'Accolade' Sargent Cherry (PRUNUS SARGENTII), Bush Cinquefoil (POTENTILLA FRUITICOSA), Pygmy Peashrub (CARAGANA PYGMAEA),Vernal Witchhazel (HAMAMELIS VERNALIS), Graham's Willow (SALIX X GRAHAMII), Roundleaf Chastetree (VITEX ROTUNDIFOLIA), 'Tardiva' Panicle Hydrangea (HYDRANGEA PANICULATA), Japanese Flowering Cherry (PRUNUS SERRULATA).
Flowers include Canna, Hollyhock, Zinnias, Rudbeckia, Marigolds, Iris, Heliopsis helianthoides, Hardy Hibiscus, mums, Lupine, Coreopsis, Daylilies, Gaillardia, Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias curassavica, Echinacea, Liatris, Mullein, Petunias, Broom Corn.
The overgrown shrubs at Van Horn Park were given a severe pruning by the City Forester in fall of 2017. The Brigade has devoted a lot of time during the past two years to clean up the back section of the planting and will do some fun new plantings there in 2020.
Last updated March 31, 2021