Bath Botanical Gardens


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Address and contact details
Royal Victoria Park, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1LZ
Tel: 01225 477000
Fax: 01125 480072
Email: lin_pickford@bathnes.gov.uk
Web site: bathbotanicalgardens.org
Latitude: 51° 22' 49" N
Longitude: 02° 21' 33" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1779
Ownership:Bath & NE Somerset Council
Garden code:BHBG
Umbrella organisation:National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Personnel
Heritage Parks Manager: Glenn Humphreys
Contact person: Glenn Humphreys
Total Staff:4
Total Horticultural Staff:4
Physical environment
Altitude:30 m
Soil type:Marginally alkaline clay (7.5)
Aspect:8
Total area:2 ha
Weather recordsNo records kept
Rainfall
Average annual:768 mm
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Tallest Ailanthus altissima in England, 9 other record trees
Special genera within the collections:
Scilla
Special collections:
Scilla, NCCPG
– Plants in alkaline conditions,
Record Keeping:No records kept
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:No
Research facilities:No
Publications:No
Identifications:No
Teaching and Education:Not at present, education centre by 2008
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, lectures, Guide book, leaflets
Friends Organisation:Yes, formed 1993
300
Visitor facilities:By 2008
Access to the collections
Public access:Free
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: Dawn-dusk all year
Guiding principles behind the collection
Garden of horticultural and botanical interest rather than a formal Botanic Garden.
Location map
Location map

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