Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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United States of America - Ohio - Cincinnati

Institution Code: CINZ

BGCI Member: No

About the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of the finest horticultural display gardens in the country. The plant collections are a unique blend of gardens and exhibits that demonstrate the diversity of plants and their relationship to humans and animals. Over 3,000 kinds of plants provide informative and educational resources for all plant enthusiasts. Exploring the Garden each season provides a new and changing look in the landscape. Bright vivid spring flowers, including 80,000 tulips and thousands of flowering trees and shrubs transition to a lush and vibrant summer landscape. Autumn is adorned with brilliant colors giving way to winter's brightly colored fruits and berries and a clear view of the impressive architecture of regal trees throughout the Garden. A visit to the Zoo is a global adventure where exhibits simulate natural habitats for animals and plants. Exploring the Garden is a walk through tropical rainforests, an African savanna, Florida swamps, the Arctic tundra and the native eastern American woodlands to name a few. While exploring the world be sure to visit some of our specialty plant display gardens.

Main Address:
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3400 Vine Street
Ohio 45220 United States of America

Telephone: (513) 475-6106
Fax: (513) 475-6108
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Deb Zureick, Botanical Garden Manager
    Curator's Name: Stephen Foltz, Director of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Deb Zureick, Plant Records

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1873
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 39.1413129
    Longitude: -84.5103460
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 1200000
    Number of Volunteers: 800

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3000
  • Special Collections:Bamboo, grasses, succulents from Madagascar, spring bulbs.

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