Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Founded in 1910, the garden spans 52 acres and contains more than 12,000 living plant varieties from all over the world. These are arranged in taxonomic displays as well as in formal and informal gardens.

Discovery Garden

Kids of all ages can explore habitats, uncover plant mysteries, and learn about garden wildlife at fun, hands-on exhibits throughout the garden. The new Discovery Garden includes meadow, marsh, and woodland habitats to explore, as well as a four-season garden and a fruit and vegetable garden.

Green Oasis and Gilbert’s Sculpture Garden

Located in the East Village of Manhattan, Green Oasis and Gilbert’s Sculpture Gardens were founded in 1981, when the neighborhood still ached from the mass destruction, arson and drug use rampant during the preceding decades. The sister gardens aimed to provide a safe, green haven for all people, especially children. The gardens help stimulate the community, offering a space to perform theater, poetry and enjoy the fruits of nature.

La Plaza Cultural

Thousands of people from diverse cultures use our space every year. We are a vital arena for theater, dance, music, art and social gatherings. La Plaza is also utilized by local day-care centers, after-school programs and a growing number of parents with small children who rely on us for environmental learning and recreation.

Midtown Education Center

Opened in 2010, the Midtown Education Center of the New York Botanical Garden brings the green-thumb smarts of the Bronx to midtown Manhattan. Adult education courses are offered throughout the day and evening in areas of study such as gardening, floral and landscape design and botanical illustration. The center is on the third floor of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York.

New York Botanical Garden

This 250-acre oasis comprises virgin forest, formal gardens, wetlands, ponds, undulating hills, the Everett Children's Adventure Garden and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, which is a spectacular soaring crystal palace built in 1902.


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Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden features 39 acres of beautiful landscapes including a Fragrance Walk, Green Roof, and the Bee, Herb, Wedding, Woodland and Wetland Gardens. Green Trail markers highlight QBG‚ sustainability practices and how visitors can ‚go green‚Äù at home.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

The center and garden is home to many cultural groups and attractions, including the Staten Island Children's Museum and the Noble Maritime Museum. A combo ticket provides access to the New York Chinese Scholar‚ Garden, the Connie Gretz Secret Garden, Main Hall, Building C galleries and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

Staten Island Botanical Garden

Nestled within the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, this sanctuary of naturalized and cultivated land‚ the borough's only public garden‚ includes the serene New York Chinese Scholar's Garden and the Connie Gretz Secret Garden.