The Climate Toolkit

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

Alfarnate Botanical Garden

Alfarnate, Spain

Anchorage Museum

Anchorage, Alaska

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Vail, Colorado

Botanic Garden of Castilla-La Mancha

Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont

Charlottesville, Virginia

Botanical Park of Château Pérouse

Saint-Gilles, France

Buenos Aires Botanical Garden / Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens

Fort Davis, Texas

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Seattle, Washington

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cincinnati, Ohio

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Boothbay, Maine

Cornell Botanic Gardens

Ithaca, New York

Denver Zoo

Denver, Colorado

Duke Farms

Hillsborough Township, New Jersey


Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania

Filoli Historic House & Garden

Woodside, California

Folger Shakespeare Library

Washington, D.C.

Fort Walla Walla Museum

Walla Walla, Washington

Ganna Walska Lotusland

Santa Barbara, California

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden

Washington, D.C.

Historic London Town & Gardens

Edgewater, Maryland

Historic Oakland Cemetery

Atlanta, Georgia

Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Amherst, Massachusetts

Holden Forests and Gardens

Cleveland, Ohio

Horniman Museum and Gardens

London, United Kingdom

Houston Botanic Garden

Houston, Texas

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Huntsville, Alabama

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Jacksonville, Florida

Jardim Botânico Araribá

São Paulo, Brazil

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

Key West, Florida

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Austin, Texas

Longue Vue House & Gardens

New Orleans, Louisiana

Madison Square Park Conservancy

Manhattan, New York

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Sarasota, Florida

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Vienna, Virginia

Meeteetse Museum District

Mountain Plains, Wyoming

Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Miami, Florida

Missouri Botanical Garden

St. Louis, Missouri

Monk Botanical Gardens

Wausau, Wisconsin

Montgomery Parks

Montgomery County, Maryland

Mt. Cuba Center

Hockessin, Delaware

Museum of Discovery and Science

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Natural History Museum of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

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

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Northeastern University Arboretum

Boston, Massachusetts

O.V. Fomin Botanical Garden of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Madison, Wisconsin

Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum

Oxford, United Kingdom

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Planting Fields Foundation

Nassau County, New York

Quad City Botanical Center

Rock Island, Illinois

Real Jardín Botánico, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas

Madrid, Spain

Red Butte Garden

Salt Lake City, Utah

Reiman Gardens

Ames, Iowa

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

Science Museum of Virginia

Greater Richmond Area, Virginia

Shashemene Botanic Garden / Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute

Shashemene, Ethiopia

Smithsonian Gardens

Washington, D.C.

South Coast Botanic Garden

Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

Marlboro, Vermont

Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma, Washington

The “Olexandria” State Dendrological Park of the National Academy of Ukraine

Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

The Arboretum – University of Guelph

Guelph, Ontario

The Dawes Arboretum

Newark, Ohio

The Wild Center

Adirondack Park, New York

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Waterfront Botanical Garden

Louisville, Kentucky

Watermen’s Museum

Yorktown, Virginia

Woodlands Garden

Atlanta, Georgia