Glasgow Botanic Gardens


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Address and contact details
730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G12 OUE
Tel: 0141 276 1614
Fax: 0141 276 1615
Email: gbg@glasgow.gov.uk
Web site: www.glasgowbotanicgardens.com
Latitude: 55° 51' 23" N
Longitude: 4° 18' 00" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1817
Ownership:Glasgow City Council
Garden code:GBG
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, ICCP
Personnel
General manager: Ewen Donaldson
Curator: Will Ritchie
Assistant Curator: [vacant]
Education Officer: Louise Bustard
Contact person: Will Ritchie (will.ritchie@glasgow.gov.uk)
Total Staff:14
Physical environment
Altitude:33 m
Soil type:Clay and loam, acid and neutral
Aspect:varied
Total area:16.8 ha
Area heated:5500 m²
Weather recordsNo records kept
Rainfall
Average annual:1015 mm
Plant collection
Taxa:10000
Special families within the collections:
Orchidaceae, Begoniaceae, Rosaceae, Compositae, Cactaceae, Bromeliaceae, Gesneriaceae, Piperaceae, Dicksoniaceae, Cyatheaceae, Osmundaceae, Betulaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Begonia, Dendrobium, Paphiopedilum, Cymbidium, Peperomia
Special collections:
Begonia, NCCPG – 220 Species, 350 Taxa, 420 Accessions, 1263 Plants.
Dendrobium, NCCPG – 72 Species, 215 Taxa, 407 Accessions, 775 Plants
Tree ferns, NCCPG – 6 Genera, 33 Species, 36 Taxa, 186 Accessions, 400 Plants
Conifers, ICCP – 7 Genera, 7 Species, 17 Taxa, 17 Accessions, 17 Plants.
Orchidaceae – 158 Genera, 558 Species, 1058 Taxa, 1659 Accessions, 4400 Plants
Record Keeping:Records kept
Computerised
Record System:BG-BASE
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:Approximately 500 wild collected and 2,000 cultivated specimens
Library:1962 items, general and archive. No public access
Research facilities:No
Publications:Index seminum
Quarterly Friends' newsletter
Identifications:Undertakes free identifications for the general public
Teaching and Education:Primary, secondary, higher, taxonomic, public education
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:Small Visitor centre, Information and art displays, shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Free
Visitors per year:450,000,
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: Grounds 7.00 - dusk, Glasshouse 10.00 - 4.15 Winter and 10.00 - 6.00 Summer
Guiding principles behind the collection
Glasgow City Council is committed to the long-term development of Glasgow Botanic Gardens as a high quality centre of botanical excellence, providing visitor facilities that enhance the development and understanding of environmental issues through the plant collections at local, national and international levels.
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