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New York Botanical Garden, The

United States of America - New York - Bronx

Institution Code: NY

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y

Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

About the New York Botanical Garden, The

Founded in 1891, the Garden is one of the world’s great collections of plants, the region’s leading educational center for gardening and horticulture, and an international center for plant research. The Garden is alive with opportunities for discovery, from an "ecotour" of the world in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory to an innovative indoor/outdoor science museum for kids to 50 exquisite gardens and plant collections, all on a 250-acre National Historic Landmark site in New York City’s Bronx borough.

Main Address:
New York Botanical Garden, The
2900 Southern Boulevard
New York 10458-5126 United States of America

Telephone: (718) 817-8700
Fax: (718) 220-6504
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Gregory Long, President and CEO
    Curator's Name: Brian Sullivan, Vice President for Landscape, Outdoor Collections and Gardens
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Kristine Paulus, Plant Records Manager

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1891
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 31 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 42 Hectares
  • Total Area: 101 Hectares
    Latitude: 40.8667875
    Longitude: -73.8832653
    Annual Rainfall: 89 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 12140 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 4046 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 7200000
    Arboretum: Y
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Y
    Seed Bank: N
    Published Plant Catalogue: N
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 800000
    Number of Volunteers: 1484

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 21975
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 14418
  • Special Collections:Acer (119 taxa) - NAPCC Collection
    Quercus (48 taxa) - NAPCC Collection
    Rhododendron (458 taxa)
    Magnolia (75 taxa)
    Malus (87 taxa)
    Prunus (79 taxa)
    Hamamelidaceae (92 taxa)
    Pinus (116 taxa)
    Picea (72 taxa)
    Rosa (733 taxa)
    Syringa (95 taxa)
    Cornaceae (87 taxa)

    Narcissus (332 taxa)
    Hemerocallis (458 taxa)
    Paeonia (200 taxa)
    Asteraceae (440 taxa)
    Iris (236 taxa)

    Arecaceae (145 taxa)
    Cycads (74 taxa)
    Tropical Ericads (56 taxa)
    Araceae (264 taxa)
    Cactaceae (408 taxa)
    Orchidaceae (2261 taxa)
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Y

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Y
    Reintroduction Programme: Y

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Y
    Plant Breeding: Y
    Conservation - Biology: Y
    Conservation - Genetics: Y
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Y
    Ecology: Y
    Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Education: Y
    Ethnobotany: Y
    Exploration: Y
    Floristics: Y
    Horticulture: Y
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Y
    Molecular Genetics: Y
    Pollination Biology: Y
    Restoration Ecology: Y
    Seed/Spore Biology: Y
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Y
    Sustainability: Y
    Pharmacology: Y
    Agriculture: Y
    Land Restoration: Y
    Urban Environments: Y

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Y
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
    Courses for General Public: Y
    Education Programme: Y