The backyard cultivates around 14,000 species on 18 hectares, and serves to educate the public and prepare students, in addition to protect rare plants and European bee species.
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The backyard was established in 1969 on the former estate of Grenville Clark , a noted legal professional, creator, and advisor to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt In 1966, Clark donated his residence to the Brooklyn Botanic Backyard The site now comprises roughly 5,000 species of vegetation, with over 1,000 labeled trees, shrubs, and backyard plants organized in 12 specialty gardens. Gardens embrace the Rose Garden, Shrub Mall, Annual Garden, Herb Backyard, Daylilly Walk, Rock Backyard and Peony Garden. The Conservatory is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, including all weekends and holidays. Continue building up your vegetable backyard after danger of frost has handed by planting beans, tomatoes, candy corn, cucumbers, peppers and eggplants.
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