The New York Botanical Garden
A verdant jewel and National Historic Landmark in the heart of New York City, the New York Botanical Garden is cherished by residents and visitors alike. Here, the institutions remarkable history and unparalleled collections are presented in one magnificent volumethe only comprehensive history of any of the worlds botanical gardenssure to inspire plant lovers, home gardeners, would-be horticulturists and scientists, and armchair naturalists alike.
Through hundreds of beautiful photographs commissioned especially for this book and reproductions of rare botanical art, readers can tour the Botanical Gardens 250 historic acres and admire the more than one million living plants in its care. The books engaging text describes the origins and purpose of a botanical garden, and provides a fascinating look at the Gardens groundbreaking scientific discoveries since its founding in 1891.