new york botanical garden

The New York Botanical Garden is a botanical garden at Bronx Park in the Bronx, New York City

Established in 1891, it is located on a 250-acre site that contains a landscape with over one million living

Ideas for a botanical garden had been floating around New York City as early as 1877; 

money couldn't be secured at the time, but the efforts resulted in parkland being put aside for future use

The Torrey Botanical Society began to push for the creation of a sizable botanical garden in New York City in 1888.

On April 28, 1891, the New York Botanical Garden was created by act of the New York State Legislature.

Through its participatory programming, NYBG serves as a significant educational institution, educating visitors about plant science, ecology, and healthy eating. 

The majority of the yearly visitors—nearly 90,000—are kids from underserved nearby regions

A further 3,000 teachers from the public school system in New York City attend professional development courses that prepare them to instruct science classes to students of all grade levels