Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

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United States of America - Rhode Island - Providence

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About the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

An Oasis in the City

Known as the "Jewel of Providence," the award-winning Roger Williams Park attracts more than 3.5 million visitors per year. Cited by the national trust for Historic Preservation as one of America's premier historic urban parks, Roger Williams park enters the new century with another world-class attraction.

Among lavish trees, stunning rose gardens, rolling hills and emerald lakes, the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center is the first of its kind in Rhode Island and one of only a few in the region. The exquisitely designed gardens are a superior facility with its focal point being a multi-level glass and steel conservatory, rising from a complex of visitor and education facilities.

The Botanical Center provides horticultural education to people of all ages and prove to be a beautiful retreat and year round visitor attraction. The Botanical Center appeals on many levels to the environmentally-minded, lovers of the exotic, beauty seekers and avid gardeners.

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Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
Attn: Dalrymple Boathouse
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Rhode Island 02905 United States of America

Telephone: (401) 785-9450
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Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Robert F. McMahon, Superintendent of Providence Parks
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 41.7859948
    Longitude: -71.4195705
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes