Belfast Botanic Gardens


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Address and contact details
Botanic Garden Park, Belfast, BT7 1JP
Tel: 01232 324902
Fax: 01232 324902
Latitude: 54° 35' 0" N
Longitude: 5° 56' 0" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1828
Ownership:Belfast City Council Parks Department
Garden code:BELFA
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Personnel
Reginald Maxwell
Contact person: Reginald Maxwell
Total Staff:10
Physical environment
Altitude:20 m
Soil type:Clay and sand
Aspect:South and mostly flat
Total area:8.6 ha
Area heated:2075 m²
Weather recordsRecords are kept
Wind
Direction:South and west
Strength:Below average
Rainfall
Average annual:945 mm
Plant collection
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
West Tropical Africa, West Central Tropical Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Northern South America
Special families within the collections:
Acanthaceae, Apocynaceae, Araliaceae, Bignoniaceae, Cyatheaceae, Compositae, Euphorbiaceae, Gesneriaceae, Moraceae, Fagaceae, Gramineae, Leguminosae, Malvaceae, Myrtaceae, Polypodiaceae, Solanaceae, Palmae
Special collections:
Slieve Donard plants, NCCPG
Record Keeping:Records kept
Computerised
Record System:Word 6
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:No
Research facilities:No
Publications:Index seminum
Identifications:Undertakes free identifications for the general public. Internal verification of material
Teaching and Education:Primary
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, lectures, signs
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:No
Access to the collections
Public access:Free
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 8am-sunset
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden is a historic site with two fine glasshouses, the aims are to provide collections of plants for educational interpretation and public display.
Location map
Location map

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