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The mission of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is to serve all the people in its community and throughout the world by: Displaying plants and practicing the high art of horticulture to provide a beautiful and hospitable setting for the delight and inspiration of the public. Engaging in research in plant sciences to expand human knowledge of plants, and disseminating the results to science professionals and the general public. Teaching children and adults about plants at a popular level, as well as making available instruction in the exacting skills required to grow plants and make beautiful gardens. Reaching out to help the people of all our diverse urban neighborhoods to enhance the quality of their surroundings and their daily lives through the cultivation and enjoyment of plants. Seeking actively to arouse public awareness of the fragility of our natural environment, both local and global, and providing information about ways to conserve and protect it. Adopted October 29, 1994
Founded in 1910, on a 52-acre site designed by the Olmsted Brothers and buildings by McKim, Mead & White, BBG attracts 700,000 visitors each year from throughout New York City and around the globe. BBGÃ¢Â Â s three divisions Ã¢Â Â Horticulture, Science and Education Ã¢Â Â each make distinguished contributions to the field, and collaboratively make BBG an exceptional local and national resource. Indeed, The New York Times has called BBG Ã¢Â Â the premier horticultural attraction in the region.Ã¢Â Â Ã¯Â Â Horticulture: BBG displays 9,000 kinds of plants in world-renowned gardens including the Cranford Rose Garden and Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Our conservatory complex showcases 1,800 taxa in five distinct pavilions. Ã¯Â Â Science: BBG is engaged in advanced botanical and taxonomic research, has an acclaimed publishing program, an outstanding library and herbarium, and works together with government, academic and private organizations worldwide to advance conservation efforts, through such projects as the New York Metropolitan Flora (NYMF), the Center for Urban Restoration Ecology (CURE), and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) Ã¯Â Â Education: BBG reaches 150,000 children and adults annually through classes, workshops, community gardens, urban beautification initiatives, school programs, teacher training, internship opportunities, and summer programs.
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