North of England Zoological Society


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Address and contact details
Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1LH
Tel: 01244 650236
Fax: 01244 381352
Email: m.sparrow@chesterzoo.org
Web site: www.chesterzoo.org
Latitude: 53° 13' 27" N
Longitude: 02° 52' 38" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1934
Ownership:North of England Zoological Society
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, AZH, EZG
Personnel
Director: Professor Gordon McGregor Reid
Curator of Horticulture: Mark Sparrow
Contact person: Mark Sparrow
Total Staff:250
Total Horticultural Staff:16
Policies
Accessions:To grow a range of plants that contribute to the Zoo's mission: " To be a major force in conserving biodiversity worldwide"
Collections:To grow a wide collection of plants with a emphasis on those of conservation and educational importance
Physical environment
Altitude:40m
Soil type:Clay
Total area:40 ha
Area heated:1 hectare
Plant collection
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
South America, China, New Zealand
Special families within the collections:
Gramineae, Orchidaceae (joint NCCPG collection holders for Pleurothallidinae), Cactaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Strombocactaceae genera; Copiapoa, Dracula, Mammillaria, Masdevallia, Matucana, Pleorothallis, Restrepia, Turbinicarpus.
Target 8 Species:
TARGET 8 PROJECT TAXON LIST   UK Red Data List 2005SAP lead partnerWELSH Red Data List 2008IRISH Red Data List 1987IRISH Red Data List 2005TARGET 8 PROJECT datasheetGarden(s)
Calamagrostis stricta
Narrow Small-reed
B I VU VU EN T8 Chester Zoo
Cerastium alpinum
Alpine Mouse-ear
B W VU CR T8 Ness
Chester Zoo
Cotoneaster cambricus
Cotoneaster integerrimus
B CR UKSAP
CC Wales
Ness
CR T8 Ness
Chester Zoo
NBG Wales
Damasonium alisma
Starfruit
B CR UKSAP
Plantlife
T8 Ness
Chester Zoo
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
Frogbit
B W I VU NT T8 Chester Zoo
Luronium natans
Floating Water-plantain
B W I LC UKSAP
British Waterways
prop Ness
Chester Zoo
Potamogeton compressus
Grass-wrack Pondweed
B W EN UKSAP
British Waterways
VU T8 Ness
Chester Zoo
Salix lapponum
Downy Willow
B VU T8 Dundee BG
RBG Dawyck
Ness
Chester Zoo
Record Keeping:Records kept
Computerised
Record System:Demeter; Own system
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:Not at this time
Library:Yes
Research facilities:No
Publications:No
Identifications:No
Teaching and Education:Plant material is used in public education, also for school's education programmes
Interpretation:Themed plant displays are interpreted, some important plants interpreted, plus in the summer months plant talks are given to the public
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Gift Shops, Restaurants
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Location map
Location map

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