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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

United States of America - New York - Brooklyn

Institution Code: BKL

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

About the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Founded in 1910, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a tranquil, 52-acre urban oasis featuring more than 10,000 different kinds of plants from around the world. Situated in the heart of Brooklyn, the Garden hosts more than 700,000 visitors annually and inspires them to discover that plants are essential to life.

Called the "premier horticultural attraction in the region," by The New York Times, the Garden is made up of many exquisite and historic specialty gardens, including the Japanese-Hill-and-Pond-Garden, the Children's Garden, the Native Flora Garden, the Cranford Rose Garden, the Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden, and the Steinhardt Conservatory. To learn more about our collections, go to the visitors section of our website.

Along with displaying a world-class collection of plants, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is also deeply committed to education, community outreach, and scientific research, and to being a trusted source of information about horticulture, botany, and the importance of conserving plants and protecting the environment.

Main Address:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
New York 11225 United States of America

Telephone: (718) 623-7200
Fax: (718) 857-2430
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Scot Medbury, President and CEO
    Curator's Name: Tony Morosco, Director of Plant Collections
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 31
    Educational Staff Number: 28
    Research Staff Number: 12
    Administration Staff Number: 19

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: N
    Status: State: N
    Status: Educational: N
    Status: Municipal: Y
    Status: Satellite: N
    Status: Trust: N
  • Date founded: 1910
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: N
  • Total Area: 21 Hectares
    Latitude: 40.6675820
    Longitude: -73.9618890
    Annual Rainfall: 1140 mm
    Altitude: 28.90 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 300000
    Arboretum: N
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    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: 700000
    Number of Volunteers: 600

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 18747
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 11320
  • Special Collections:Anacardiaceae, Araliaceae, Berberidaceae, Bignoniaceae, Bromeliaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Celastraceae, Cornaceae, Cupressaceae, Ericaceae, Fagaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Juglandaceae, Lauraceae, Leguminosae, Moraceae, Oleaceae, Orchidaceae, Pinaceae, Rhamnaceae,

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Medicinal Plant Programme: N
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: N
    Reintroduction Programme: N

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: 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 University/College Students: N
    Courses for General Public: Y
    Education Programme: Y