Landscapes and Horticulture

There are three carbon sinks (sources that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere) on Earth: soil, oceans and forests. Environmental impacts from climate change — such as flooding, reduced water availability, increased temperatures and water salinity — will greatly impact our horticultural productivity and our local ecosystems.

Sustainable landscapes can greatly impact and reduce climate change — and if we do not reduce climate change, horticultural production will be greatly affected. As the Earth’s temperature rises, rainfall either decreases or increases, extreme weather events occur more frequently, and our plants, crops, trees and shrubs will struggle to survive.

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Institutions Pursuing Landscapes and Horticulture Goals:

Adkins Arboretum

Ridgely, Maryland

Anchorage Museum

Anchorage, Alaska

California Botanic Garden

Claremont, California

California Indian Museum and Cultural Center

Santa Rosa, California

Cedarhurst Center For the Arts

Mount Vernon, Illinois

Chanticleer Garden

Wayne, Pennsylvania

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati, Ohio

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Boothbay, Maine

Cornell Botanic Gardens

Ithaca, New York

Duke Farms

Hillsborough Township, New Jersey

Filoli Center

Woodside, California

Folger Shakespeare Library

Washington, D.C.

Ganna Walska Lotusland

Santa Barbara, California

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden

Washington, D.C.

Historic Oakland Cemetery

Atlanta, Georgia

Holden Forests and Gardens

Kirtland, Ohio

Horniman Museum and Gardens

London, United Kingdom

Houston Botanic Garden

Houston, Texas

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Huntsville, Alabama

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Jacksonville, Florida

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

Key West, Florida

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Austin, Texas

Madison Square Park Conservancy

Manhattan, New York

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Sarasota, Florida

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Vienna, Virginia

Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Miami, Florida

Mt. Cuba Center

Hockessin, Delaware

Museum of Discovery and Science

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

Boylston, Massachusetts

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, New York

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Norfolk, Virginia
North Carolina Botanical Garden

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Northeastern University Arboretum

Boston, Massachusetts

Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum

Oxford, United Kingdom

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Red Butte Garden

Salt Lake City, Utah

Sacramento History Museum

Sacramento, California

San Diego Botanic Garden

Encinitas, California

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Science Museum of Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Smithsonian Gardens

Washington, D.C.

South Coast Botanic Garden

Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

Watermen’s Museum

Yorktown, Virginia

Woodlands Garden

Atlanta, Georgia