Chicago Botanic Garden

PHOTO: identifying taxa signGeneral Info — vital statistics

Plants in the Collections

Number of plants in records: 2,459,224 (January 2011)

 

Total of active accessions (acquisition records): 19,795
Number of taxa in permanent collections: 9,084
Families represented: 229

Trees*
13,613
Shrubs* 64,871
Bulbs
908,276
Perennials* 1,270,530
Annuals** 867
Ground covers 164,256
Vines 11,696
Aquatics 24,251
Cyads
29
Cacti
482
Palms
31
Mosses
58
Epiphytes
264


Statistics By Garden

Aquatic Garden
403
Bulb Garden
26,431
Circle Garden
1,682
Dwarf Conifer Garden
8,923
Enabling Garden
375
English Walled Garden
67,464
Esplanade
72,484
Evening Island
288,905
Fruit & Vegetable Garden
29,368
The Greenhouses
8,672
Heritage Garden
16,917
Japanese Garden
74,194
Lakeside Gardens
123,493
Landscape Garden
25,302
McDonald Woods
14,319
Model Railroad
3,819
Native Plant Garden
9,494
Prairie & Marsh Island
511,903
Rose Garden
39,095
Sensory Garden
72,825
Shade Plant Evaluation Garden
6,798
Skokie River
159,899
Spider Island
32,548
Sun Plant Evaluation Garden
4,120
Waterfall Garden
14,441
WaterGardens/ Shorelines
171,490
West Flower Walk
25,737