Research Collections

New York Metropolitan Flora Project

In 1990, the Garden embarked on the New York Metropolitan Flora project (NYMF), a multiyear effort to document the flora in all counties within a 50-mile radius of New York City. The findings, as documented in the metropolitan plant encyclopedia, consists of a series of comprehensive pages on the plants of the New York metropolitan region.

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The herbarium includes 300,000 specimens of preserved plants. The collection is worldwide in scope, with concentration on plants of the greater New York area and cultivated plants.

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The Garden's library, including the Science Library and the Rare Book Room, provides reference services to home gardeners, staff, and the professional horticultural community.

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