South Staffordshire College, Rodbaston Campus


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Address and contact details
Rodbaston, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5PH
Tel: 01785 712209
Fax: 01785 715701
Email: rodenquiries@rodbaston.ac.uk
Web site: www.rodbaston.ac.uk
Latitude: 52° 42' 00" N
Longitude: 02° 06' 00" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:South Staffordshire College
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Personnel
Chief Executive: G. Morley
Head of Faculty: Marcus Clinton
Head Gardener: Yoke van der Meer
Contact person: Yoke van der Meer
Total Staff:120
Total Horticultural Staff:4
Physical environment
Altitude:6 m
Soil type:Sandy clay loam
Aspect:Varied
Total area:10 ha
Area heated:750 m²
Weather recordsNo records kept
Wind
Direction:Southwest
Rainfall
Average annual:600 mm
Plant collection
Families:2
Species:150
Taxa:250
Accessions:300
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
New World (SW N.America-S.America)
Special genera within the collections:
Luzula, Salvia
Special collections:
Luzula, NCCPG
Salvia
Record Keeping:Records kept
manual & computer
Record System:Access
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:Yes, for Salvias
Library:Yes
Research facilities:Yes
Publications:Yes
Identifications:Yes
Teaching and Education:Yes, College
Interpretation:Self-guided Salvia tour
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:To be opened Sept 2005
Access to the collections
Public access:Free access, but not easy for wheelchairs (gravel paths)
Public opening hours:College weekdays
Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm<br. Sat-Sun: Closed
Guiding principles behind the collection
The (New World) Salvias are an excellent collection for a College: the tender and hardy varieities are an always inspiring/educational resource for students and Visitors. With commercial pressures of the present climate it is always good to have an exotic plant such as the winter flowering Salvias.
Location map
Location map

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