The New York Botanical Garden

Discovering Plant Species and Beautiful Events
new york botanical garden

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.”

Today, the institution houses nearly 8,000,000 plant species. Because of this, the Garden has made its way into the top four botanical gardens globally in terms of size.

The Garden consistently makes an effort to connect gardening to humanities the arts, putting on displays such as The Orchid Show. This popular exhibition of orchids is diverse and attracts as well as casual passersby, visitors, and tourists. Additionally, curators put on the annual Holiday Train Show, which consists of model trains meandering through familiar city sites. Curators creatively recreate iconic sites, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty, using bark and leaves.

The museum also pays tribute to various artists, such as Frida Kahlo. Kahlo was particularly keen on nature and often emblematized it in her works.

The Garden attracts an array of people annually and is a site that visitors must not overlook.

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2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458


(718) 817-8700


Take the B, D, or 4 subway lines to Bedford Park Blvd or the 2 subway line to Allerton Avenue or take the Bx26 bus east to the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance.

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