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The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 & now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world
Since its founding over 100 years ago, The New York Botanical Garden has been dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment. As central to its mission, the Garden acts as a responsible steward of its 250-acre landscape; teaches the public about the value and workings of the natural world; explores the benefits that plants provide to humans around the globe; helps to conserve land resources; uses science to study and better understand the plant kingdom, plant diversity, and the need to protect it; and so much more.
The Botanical Garden has 50 gardens and more than one million living plants, including 30,000 mature trees, on its 250-acre landscape. These collections include the most beautiful rose garden in the United States and tropical and desert plants displayed in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, where three public exhibitions are presented each year.
The Garden teaches people of all ages about plants and the environment through its educational programs in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, the Home Gardening Center, the Graduate Studies Program, the School of Professional Horticulture, and the largest Continuing Education program of any botanical Garden in the U.S.
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