The New York Botanical Garden, self-identified as a “living museum,” is a acclaimed plant research and conservation organization. Over the centuries since its establishment, NYBG earned the title of ‘National Historic Landmark.’ NYBG holds the record as being the largest botanical garden in the United States.
As its reputation shows, the New York Botanical Garden is an impressive advocate for plant life. The museum functions also as an educational institution, providing lessons in horticulture to visitors and tourists on the daily. Additionally, the museum specializes in plant research and other research programs, all of which occur within its in-house International Plant Science Center. Nine departments of varying focus make up the International Plant Science Center.
The Garden has manifested three basic missions: “To conduct basic and applied research on the plants of the world with the goal of protecting and preserving them where they live in the wild; to maintain and improve the gardens and collections at the highest horticultural standard; and to use the Garden itself as a venue for teaching the public about plant biology, horticulture, and the natural world generally.”