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Botany and Botanical Art

This research guide is a jumping off point for research in botany, horticulture, and botanical art.

Welcome to the Pratt Institute Library's Botany and Botanical Art Resource Guide. Here you will find information relevant to conducting research on subjects concerning botany,  botanical art, and herbals.  Both sections of this libguide offer e-books, print books, databases, and journals that can act as a great starting place for your research. Additionally, there are links to several digitized herbaria. The materials presented here are available at the Library as well as other institutions.

Botanical Gardens and Collections

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossoms

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Herbarium

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden located in Prospect Park.  The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Herbarium includes over 300,000 specimens of preserved plants. The collection is worldwide in scope, with concentration on plants of the greater New York area and cultivated plants.

The king protea (Protea cyanroides) by A.T. Agate for the U.S. Exploring Expedition, (1838-1842).  (GH)

Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries

The Harvard University Herbaria are among some several thousand collections of pressed, dried plant specimens worldwide that are used by researchers to further our understanding of the plant world.

Lowland Tropical Rain Forest Gallery in Conservatory

New York Botanical Garden

Founded in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden is one of the most comprehensive botanical garden in the world.  The New York Botanical Garden's digital collections contain information on botanical science, horticulture, conservation, and landscape and garden design.