The mission of the Archives of American Gardens is "to collect and make available for research use unique, high quality images of and documentation relating to a wide variety of cultivated gardens throughout the United States that are not documented elsewhere since historic, designed and cultural landscapes are subject to change, loss and destruction.
Parks & Recreation is the steward of approximately 29,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 550 tennis courts, 66 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 650,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City's principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.
BGCI's Garden Search gives free public access to our searchable database of over 2500 gardens. You can search by country, plus you can see who is a BGCI Member, who has registered with the IABGC and more. The database gives contact information but you can also find out about plant collections, facilities, education programmes and much more. Links can also be found to articles in our archives involving the garden in question. The Garden Search also includes gene banks and botanic garden network organisations.
A national organization solely dedicated to preserving the Olmsted legacy by providing the advocacy, research, and education needed to protect, restore, and maintain these exemplary parks and landscapes. NAOP encourages scholarship, publishes key reference materials, supports local park restoration, and provides technical assistance to preservation efforts.
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden digitized a select group of books and journals from the Library’s holdings that relate mostly to the natural history and landscape development of New York City and State. Featured in this collection are works on the flowering and non-flowering plant life of many towns and counties of New York State and early and rare guides to street trees, parks and the developed landscape and roadways of New York City’s boroughs. Several journals and reports are from institutions such as the Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences, the Horticultural Society of Staten Island, the Bronx River Parkway Commission, the Brooklyn Parks Commission, and Olmsted Vaux & Company. Digitization for this project was made possible by a generous grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO).
The Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust grew from the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee, established in 1980 to prepare and publish an inventory of parks, gardens and demesnes of historic importance within Northern Ireland.
Parks & Gardens UK is the leading on-line resource for historic parks and gardens providing freely accessible, accurate and inspiring information on UK parks, gardens and designed landscapes and all activities concerned with their promotion, conservation and management
For the 100 largest cities in the US, the Trust for Public Land developed the ParkScore® index. This index is the most comprehensive rating system ever developed to measure how well the 100 largest U.S. cities are meeting the need for parks. Cities are awarded points based on our analysis of four important characteristics of an effective park system: acreage, investment, amenities, and access. Cities can earn a maximum ParkScore® of 100.
Resources provided by USDA specific to the Eastern U.S. forests and parks. Includes Minnesota south to Missouri and east to Maine to West Virginia
The Pioneers of American Landscape Design® initiative chronicles the lives and careers of those who have designed our gardens, parks, streets, campuses, cemeteries, suburbs, and the innumerable other environments in which we live. This dynamic, ongoing series utilizes multiple formats—including biographical profiles, videotaped and transcribed oral histories, tours, and print publications—to educate, inspire, and promote the active sharing of information.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is the only not-for-profit (501c3) foundation in America dedicated to increasing the public's awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its cultural landscapes. Through education, technical assistance, and outreach, we broaden awareness of and support for historic landscapes nationwide in hopes of saving this diverse and priceless heritage for future generations.
a documented Checklist of the seed plants of this national park. Such a database would provide scientists and other users who have interest in plants of Cuc Phuong National Park, and of Vietnam in general, with a comprehensive searchable database of the seed plants found in the park. Since only a few species of gymnosperms are found growing in this park, the bulk of the database comprises the angiosperms (flowering plants).
databases containing documented, taxonomically harmonized species inventories of plants and animals reported from the world's protected areas. These databases provide access to information that is otherwise largely unavailable via the internet and provide a mechanism for protected areas and protected area systems to publish their species inventories when they would otherwise be unable to do so.
educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards.
The Florida Agriculture and Rural Life Digital Collection includes the historic publications of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute for Food and Agricultural Services (IFAS), University of Florida.
Indexes publications in 4 main subject areas : Social Sciences in Forestry; Trail Planning, Construction and Maintenance; Tropical Forest Conservation and Development; Urban Forestry.
This is mostly a citation index only; very little full text.
Organizations concerned with Niagara Frontier green space and wildlife are listed along with their goals, activities, and so on. The site also provides a Speakers' Bureau, a forum for discussion of environmental issues, a listing of Frontier parks and refuges and the wildlife that might be observed there.
Publications in this collection include research monographs, journals, conference proceedings, or books. Research results behind these publications have been peer reviewed to ensure the best quality science.
The USGS Vegetation Characterization Program is a cooperative effort by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring - Vegetation Mapping Program to classify, describe, and map vegetation communities in more than 280 national park units across the United States.