A tranquil oasis of around 250 acres in the Bronx, the New York Botanical Garden was established in the late 19th century. Visit the stunning and recently-renovated Enid A. Haupt Conservatory to take "an eco-tour of the world under glass" or wander around the sprawling 47 gardens and plant collections. You might also check out the largest Herbarium in the Western Hemisphrere, which has over six million plant specimens. And don't miss the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, which won the 1999's President's Award for the most outstanding All-America Rose Selections. The new International Plant Science Center is includes the new William and Lynda Steere Herbarium and the renovated and expanded LuEsther T. Mertz Library, the largest plant-research collections of their kind in the Western Hemisphere and crucial resources for scientists the world over. The state-of-the-art facilities of the new International Plant Science Center will ensure that the Garden remains at the forefront of biodiversity research and that its research collections are preserved and accessible for generations to come.
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