U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory - Located in Washington DC. Established in 1820, it is is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. Dedicated to demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, economic, therapeutic and ecological importance of plants to the well-being of humankind
Noteworthy collections include economic plants, medicinal plants, orchids, carnivorous plants, cacti and succulents, Mid-Atlantic native plants and ferns.
Huntington Botanical Gardens - The Huntington Library is home to a famous botanical art collection. The gardens are themed and cover 150 acres (60.7 hectares).
There are 16 Gardens in total. A 10 acre Desert Garden has more than 5,000 species and is one of the largest outdoor collections of cacti and succulents in the world. Other gardens include the Australian Garden, the Jungle Gardens and the Japanese Garden
There is also a Huntington Botanical Gardens Herbarium. It has over 10,000 specimens in the archive of vascular plants from around the world. It has a particular emphasis on plants from Mexico, Central America and South America
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
This site covers 127 acres and is located at 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA, 91007 - in the historic Rancho Santa Anita area of Arcadia. It aims to be an educational resource for environmental stewardship, the history of our region, the study of plants, and a place of learning and respite for the people of Southern California.
It is managed and operated jointly by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. You can access an archive of publications
Wikipedia: List of botanical gardens and arboretums in California
Ruth Bancroft Garden
Address: 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
The 3 acre site site is a former walnut tree orchard. It now contains a 10,000 m² public dry garden containing more than 2,000 cactus, succulents, trees, and shrubs native to Africa, Australia, California, Chile, and Mexico. Its mission is to preserve this exceptional collection of water-conserving plants for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Denver Botanic Garden - One of the top botanical gardens in the USA covering 23 acres (9.3 hectares). Developed in the 1950s and opened in 1959. This was one of the first gardens in USA to focus on native plants and to champion environmentally responsible practices such as water conservation and biological pest control. Three unique sites reflecting diferent aspects of the local ecosystem:
New York Botanical Garden - This botanic garden has a mission to study, exhibit, and teach about plants.
It was founded in 1891 and boasts some impressive statistics
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
This 52 acre garden was founded in 1910. More than 10,000 different plants can be found in the garden. It contains a Native Flora Garden. When this was established in 1911 it was the first of its kind in the USA. It also includes the first Japanese Garden to be constructed in the USA. Its current research is focuses on research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants and plant communities. The current development programme includes new gardens the biggest of which is the new Water Garden.
This is the oldest surviving botanic garden in the United States. It was founded in 1728 by John Bartram (1699-1777), an early American botanist, explorer, and plant collector. The garden was developed on what had been a farm and became a systematic and varied collection of North American plants over time. He initiated trade in these plants which was continued by his sons John Bartram, Jr. (1743–1812) and William Bartram (1739–1823) who expanded both the garden, nursery business and the international trade. The family sold the garden in 1850 and initiatives were undertaken to preserve the garden. In 1891, control of the site was turned over to the City of Philadelphia. It is now a 45-acre National Historic Landmark, operated by the John Bartram Association in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. The garden includes the oldest ginkgo or maidenhair tree, Ginkgo biloba, in North America.
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