Mary Flagler Cary Arboretum

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United States of America - New York - Millbrook

Institution Code: NY

BGCI Member: No

About the Mary Flagler Cary Arboretum

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is dedicated to the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge about ecological systems. This knowledge is created through scientific research, disseminated through teaching, writing, and exhibits, and applied through participation in decision-making regarding the ecological management of natural resources and through promotion of a broader awareness about the importance of ecological relationships to human welfare.

Main Address:
Mary Flagler Cary Arboretum
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), P.O. Box AB
New York 12545 United States of America

Telephone: (845) 677-5343
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. William Schlesinger, President
    Curator's Name: Allan Kling, Grounds Foreman
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1971
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 778 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.7936010
    Longitude: -73.6945500
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 778
  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Wild collected woody plants of temperate areas, especially the former Soviet Union and eastern Asia. Emphasis on Betulaceae, Pinaceae, Acer, Salix, Fraxinus, temperate ferns and allies.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes