Gardens and museum, rides, tram car, carillon bell tower. The Chicago Botanic Garden has a major collection of more than 2,300,000 plants consisting of 8,979 different kinds of plants (taxa). Plants are displayed in a landscaped manner, showing ways in which these plants may be incorporated into the public's own gardens, whether large public projects or smaller residential landscapes. New plants are acquired through commercial nurseries, public gardens, plant breeding programs, and plant-collecting expeditions. In addition to horticultural displays, the Garden presents a wide variety of exhibitions, including fine photography and an array of artwork.