Clark Botanic Garden
The Clark Botanic Garden (12 acres) is a botanical garden located on Long Island at 193 I. U. Willets Rd, Albertson, New York. It is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily but closed winter weekends; a voluntary donation is requested.
The garden was established in 1969 on the former estate of Grenville Clark, a noted attorney, author, and advisor to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In 1966, Clark donated his home to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The site now contains approximately 5,000 species of plants, with over 1,000 labeled trees, shrubs, and garden plants arranged in 12 specialty gardens. Collections include native wildflowers, conifers, roses, perennials, daylilies, wetland plants, rock garden plants, herbs, butterfly plants, and medicinal plants.
During the summer months free compost is available to local residents.
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