Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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United States of America - New York - Brooklyn

Institution Code: BKL

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level II

About the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Founded in 1910, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a tranquil, 52-acre urban oasis featuring more than 10,000 different kinds of plants from around the world. Situated in the heart of Brooklyn, the Garden hosts more than 700,000 visitors annually and inspires them to discover that plants are essential to life.

Called the "premier horticultural attraction in the region," by The New York Times, the Garden is made up of many exquisite and historic specialty gardens, including the Japanese-Hill-and-Pond-Garden, the Children's Garden, the Native Flora Garden, the Cranford Rose Garden, the Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden, and the Steinhardt Conservatory. To learn more about our collections, go to the visitors section of our website.

Along with displaying a world-class collection of plants, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is also deeply committed to education, community outreach, and scientific research, and to being a trusted source of information about horticulture, botany, and the importance of conserving plants and protecting the environment.

Main Address:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
New York 11225 United States of America

Telephone: (718) 623-7200
Fax: (718) 857-2430
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Adrian Benepe, President & CEO
    Curator's Name: Rowan Blaik, Vice President of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Uriel Walker
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 31
    Educational Staff Number: 28
    Research Staff Number: 12
    Administration Staff Number: 19

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1910
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Total Area: 21 Hectares
    Latitude: 40.6675820
    Longitude: -73.9618890
    Annual Rainfall: 1140 mm
    Altitude: 28.90 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 3300 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 300000
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 700000
    Number of Volunteers: 600

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 15212
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 9744
  • Special Collections:Anacardiaceae, Araliaceae, Berberidaceae, Bignoniaceae, Bromeliaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Celastraceae, Cornaceae, Cupressaceae, Ericaceae, Fagaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Juglandaceae, Lauraceae, Leguminosae, Moraceae, Oleaceae, Orchidaceae, Pinaceae, Rhamnaceae,
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes