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A National Historic Landmark, The New York Botanical Garden maintains one of the world’s greatest collections of flora. The Garden is one of the few institutions worldwide with the resources, collections, and expertise to develop the information needed to understand plant evolutionary relationships and manage plant diversity. It also serves as a center for scientific scholarship and as a sponsor of vital field work.
Its 50 gardens and plant collections contain more than 1 million plants and include extraordinary displays such as the Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum; the Benenson Ornamental Conifers; the Rock Garden; the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden; the Jane Watson Irwin Perennial Garden and Ladies’ Border; 30,000 distinguished trees, many more than 200 years old; and an exquisite orchid collection of over 8,000 plants, most housed in the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections, which opened in 2005 and is the most sophisticated behind-the-scenes greenhouses of any botanical garden in the United States.