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About the GARDEN

The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. The Garden's 250 acres include some of the most beautiful natural terrain of any botanical garden in the world, including dramatic rock outcroppings, rolling hills, waterfalls and ponds, the Bronx River, and a 50-acre remnant of the forest that once covered New York City. The grounds display masterpieces, some dating to the 1840s, by many of the nation’s most accomplished architects and designers, both past and contemporary. The Garden’s innovative programs, exhibitions, unparalleled resources, and talented staff are rivaled by few and exceeded by none.

About the SHOP

Shop in the Garden is a unique specialty store housed in an elegant 7,500-square-foot pavilion constructed of natural materials that captures the the sights, sounds, fragrances, and textures of The New York Botanical Garden. In addition to signature items for home and garden, find new and unusual plants for indoors and out, nature-inspired toys, distinctive personal accessories, and ideal gifts for gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Browse through a comprehensive selection of gardening and botanical books, ranging from professional horticultural volumes to how-to primers for novices, or make a selection from a wide array of stationery items featuring botanical images borrowed from the Rare Book Collections of the Garden's LuEsther T. Merz Library.

Purchases in the Shop and online support the Garden’s pursuit of excellence in horticulture, science, education, and conservation.


100% of the proceeds from purchases at NYBG Shop support The New York Botanical Garden.

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