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New York Botanical Garden

The New York City-based nonprofit organization oversees the largest botanical garden in any United States city.

Advancing the Protection of Our Planet's Plants

New York Botanical Garden

In 1888, prominent American botanists Nathaniel Lord Britton and Elizabeth Gertrude Britton visited the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in Britain. Envisioning a similar garden that advanced public knowledge of plants, spearheaded cutting-edge botanical research, and conserved the rarest of species, the Brittons opened the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in Bronx Park in 1891. 

The 250-acre NYBG, a National Historic Landmark, continues that mission today as it houses more than 1 million plants across 50 specialty gardens and collections. With the largest botanical and horticultural library in the Western Hemisphere, the second-largest herbarium in the world, and one of only two freestanding botanical garden plant and fungal research centers on the planet, the NYBG stands as a leading and comprehensive plant research institution.

The garden also houses the Enid Annenberg Haupt Conservatory, a greenhouse named after the great aunt of GRoW founder Gregory Annenberg Weingarten. Completed in 1902, the conservatory fell into disrepair in the 1970s. Haupt, a horticulture enthusiast and philanthropist, donated $10 million to renovate the conservatory and endow its operations. Today, the conservatory is a vital hub for the garden and has been designated as a New York City landmark.

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