New York Botanical Garden
Founded in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. The NYBG is an advocate for the plant kingdom. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.
Collecting for and maintaining the garden herbarium for public use, including research. The botanical garden's scientists, librarians, staff, graduate students, honorary research associates, and curators perform fieldwork and conduct cutting-edge research in plant systematics, economic botany, ecology, molecular systematics, and plant genomics.
Horticulture and Living Collections$21m
Preparation of research, maintenance of gardens and exhibits for public use and enjoyment. Public exhibitions and festivals to enhance the experience of the visiting public. The garden's living collections contain more than one million plants in 50 gardens and collections, including: the enid a. Haupt conservatory, the nation's preeminent victorian-style glasshouse; the nolen greenhouses for living collections; the three-and-one-half-acre native plant garden; the eleven-acre azalea garden, which includes nearly one mile of woodland paths meandering beneath ancient native oaks, tulip trees, and sweetgums and surrounded by more than 70,000 plants; the fifty-acre thain family forest, the largest extant forest that once covered much of new york city.
Education and Outreach$19m
Development, organization, and presentation of educational courses. The Garden's Adult Education Program offers 750 classes at the Botanical Garden and the Midtown Education Center in Manhattan. Certificates are offered in seven program areas: Botanical art & illustration, botany, floral design, gardening, horticultural therapy, horticulture, and landscape design. Three annual lecture programs, landscape design portfolios lecture series, winter lecture series, and andrew carnegie distinguished lecture, feature internationally recognized speakers.