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The New York Botanical Garden
edited by Gregory Long and Todd A. Forrest ; photography by Larry Lederman ; art direction by Marilan Lund ; editorial direction by Sally Armstrong Leone
New York : Abrams Inc., 2016
Foreword. A classical botanical garden in New York at 125 years -- The first botanical gardens -- Creating a haven for people and plants -- An urban oasis -- A flowery tapestry : gardens and borders -- New York's Crystal Palace : the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory -- Defining a landscape : the tree and shrub collections -- Art in the garden -- Notable architecture -- 7.4 million specimens and counting : the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium -- A treasury of botanical knowledge : the LuEsther T. Mertz Library -- A teaching garden -- Protecting the plants of the world : science-based conservation -- Afterword. A look to the future.
"In celebration of the Garden's 125th anniversary, this book documents its role as a place of unparalleled beauty in the heart of New York City and an internationally renowned leader in plant research and conservation, as well as science and organic gardening education for children. This revised edition includes more than two hundred stunning new photographs by Larry Lederman, reproductions of rare botanical art from the archival collections, and engaging essays by Garden staff that highlight the expansive growth and development the Garden continues to experience ... Readers will learn how the Garden continues to fulfill its founders' ambitious goals as an iconic museum of plants, stewarding the historic landscape since 1891 and committed to efforts--locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally--to teach humankind about the critical importance of plants for an economically and ecologically sustainable future"--Jacket.
Baker Berry QK73.U62 N4976 2016
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