Marsh Botanical Garden

Nestled at the foot of Science Hill lies one of Yale’s hidden gems, Marsh Botanical Garden (MBG). Amidst development of the surrounding campus, the university has begun to re-envision what this eight-acre parcel of land could be—to Yale, to its neighbors, and to the greater New Haven community. A new master plan to revitalize the garden blends research and teaching facilities with an inspiring new public conservatory, all within a graceful garden landscape that honors the garden’s historical legacy and creates new opportunities for the future.

This master plan addresses the site in planned phases. Phase 1 begins with landscape garden updates that promise to amplify undergraduate life, hands-on classes, research opportunities, and student events. For the public, the lush gardens will serve as a welcoming space to engage with nature, see diverse ecological systems, and learn about the work being done at Yale to study and conserve and preserve biodiversity worldwide. Throughout the renovation, MBG will continue to serve as home to Yale’s innovative plant-science programs.

To support Marsh Botanical Garden, please contribute to the Marsh Botanical Garden Gift Fund by:

Sending a check payable to Yale University to the address below with Marsh Botanical Garden and designation #38399 in the memo line.

Yale University Office of Development Contribution Processing
P.O. Box 2038
New Haven, CT 06521-2038

Or go to For Humanity: The Yale Campaign

Select “Strategic Initiatives” and scroll down to click on “Other” and then select “Continue.” Type in Marsh Botanical Garden (designation number 38399) when asked to specify area of support.

If you have any questions, please contact Marsh Faculty Associate Director, Kunso Kim at

Capital Planning

Please contact us for more information about our Long Range Plan and the Capital Planning that has helped guide us into the next decades of our garden’s life.

Donations of Plants

Donations of plants will be considered on a case-by-case basis, consistent with our Plant Acquisition Policy. Please contact us for more information.

Volunteering and Intern Programs

We are currently in the process of reviving our volunteer program. Visit our Contact Us page for more information.