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New York Botanical Garden, The

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United States of America - New York - Bronx

Institution Code: NY

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

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: Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections
    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: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 31 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    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: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 7200000
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • 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: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

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