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Drosera celebrates urban ecology and native flora through landscape design, restoration projects, floristic inventories and educational programs.

Local botanical communities inspire Drosera’s ecological and sustainable designs.  Our landscapes provide rich biological diversity, habitat for wildlife, a connection to the changing seasons, and underscore a sense of place.  Learn more about nature in your neighborhood through our educational programs on urban ecology, local biodiversity and connecting children to nature.

Initiatives

Celebrating New York City's natural heritage and indigenous flora at the Native Plant Display Garden in Union Square Park. Designed by Drosera, this ecological oasis is a haven for wildlife and fosters local nature education.

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Nature in New York City

"Skyscraper national park." Kurt Vonnegut's description supports the widely held view that New York City is a paean to the built enviro...

2011 Is Five Borough Year of Biodiversity

As the year 2010 drew to a close, so too did the United Nation's International Year of Biodiversity. This year-long, global recognition...

More than Million Trees, Where is the Nature in PlaNYC?

Doll's eyes is the kind of plant you remember. Not in spring, when its small, starry white flowers are easily overlooked. The season wh...

What Ed Norton Should Know for the UN Biodiversity Summit

Actor Edward Norton is unhappy. He is miffed because although he had starred as The Hulk in an earlier movie, he was not cast as the gr...

Why Are Native Plants So Important?

Why are native plants important? Learn more about our local flora, biological diversity, urban ecology, and gardening with wildflowers in the Resources pages.