Garden Collection

azalea woods in bloom

The gardens and landscape surrounding the Museum are not a botanical collection maintained for scientific purposes but, rather, an artistic composition that captures a significant period in the history of American horticulture. This landscape is a significant cultural artifact, and its components--plants, architecture, and decorative objects--are preserved and managed as a collection. The plant collection, in particular, is managed through our Plant Records System and documents woody plants and other taxa that are part of the designed landscape.

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Learn how to donate a bench or tree to become a part of the garden collection.

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