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Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants; with educational programs that emphasize learning by doing; and with research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants and plant communities.
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.