A National Historic Landmark, The New York Botanical Garden
maintains one of the world’s greatest collections of flora.
Its 250 acres include some of the most beautiful natural
terrain of any botanical garden in the world, including
dramatic rock outcroppings, rolling hills, waterfalls and
ponds, the Bronx River, and a 50-acre remnant of the forest
that once covered New York City.
Its 50 gardens and plant
collections contain more than 1 million plants and include
extraordinary displays such as the Arthur and Janet Ross
Conifer Arboretum; the Benenson Ornamental Conifers; the
Rock Garden; the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden; herbaceous
and mixed borders featuring groundbreaking designs and plant
materials including the Jane Watson Irwin Perennial Garden
and Ladies’ Border; 30,000 distinguished trees, many more
than 200 years old; and an exquisite orchid collection of
over 8,000 plants, most housed in the Nolen Greenhouses for
Living Collections, which opened in 2005 and is the most
sophisticated behind-the-scenes greenhouses of any botanical
garden in the United States.