Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: April 16, 2014, 7:19 PM
The mission of Brooklyn Botanic Garden is to serve the people of our community and throughout the world by:
Displaying plants and practicing the high art of horticulture to provide a beautiful and hospitable setting for the delight and inspiration of the public;
Engaging in research in plant sciences to expand human knowledge of plants, and disseminating the results to plant science professionals and the general public;
Teaching children and adults about plants at a popular level, as well as making available instruction in the exacting skills required to grow plants and make beautiful gardens;
Reaching out to help people of all our diverse urban neighborhoods to enhance the quality of their surroundings and their daily lives through the cultivation and enjoyment of plants; and,
Seeking actively to arouse public awareness of the fragility of our natural environment, both local and global, and providing information about ways to conserve and protect it.