Dr. Rafael Ma. Moscoso National Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in the heart of Santo Domingo. The park was founded in 1976 and was named after Dr. Rafael Ma. Moscoso, a Dominican botanist who cataloged the flora on the island of Hispaniola.The garden's symbol is a "guanito" leaf which is a palm tree found in the garden. The garden is a decentralized institution that reports to the Dominican Republic's Presidential Ministry of Management.