Bayard Cutting Arboretum

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United States of America - New York - Great River

Institution Code: BCA

BGCI Member: No

Manor House overlooking the Great Lawn and historic Black Oak.
Manor House overlooking the Great Lawn and historic Black Oak.

About the Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Mission: to provide an oasis of beauty and quiet for the pleasure, rest and refreshment of those who delight in outdoor beauty; and to bring about a greater appreciation and understanding of the value and importance of informal planting

Main Address:
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Highway
Mailing: P.O. Box 907
Great River
New York 11739 United States of America

Telephone: (631) 581-1002
Fax: (631) 581-1031
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Nelson Sterner, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Kevin Wiecks, Landscape Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Joy Arden, GIS Collection Specialist
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 15
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 5

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1887
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 279 Hectares
    Latitude: 40.7364000
    Longitude: -73.1620820
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 279
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 130

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:
  • 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: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes