Dawyck Botanic Garden


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Address and contact details
Stobo, Peebleshire, EH45 9JU
Tel: 01721 760254
Fax: 01721 760214
Email: dawyck@rbge.org.uk
Web site: www.rbge.org.uk/rbge/web/visiting/dbg.js...
Latitude: 55° 36' 4" N
Longitude: 3° 20' 57" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1978
Ownership:Trustees of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Personnel
Director: Professor Steven Blackmore
Curator: Graham Stewart
Contact person: Graham Stewart
Total Staff:9
Total Horticultural Staff:5
Policies
Accessions:As for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Collections:As for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Physical environment
Altitude:180-260 m
Soil type:Acid
Aspect:North
Total area:25 ha
Other sites of collection:Younger (Benmore) Botanic Garden
Logan Botanic Garden
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Weather recordsRecords are kept
Temperature
Average daily:8.4 °C
Av. monthly max:12.4 °C
Av. monthly min:4.2 °C
Absolute maximum:29.8 °C (7/2006)
Absolute minimum:-19.2 °C (1995)
Wind
Direction:West and east
Strength:Average to Fierce
Rainfall
Average annual:1063.1 mm
Month of maximum:January
Month of minimum:August
Plant collection
Families:83
Genera:199
Species:985
Taxa:1201
Accessions:2157
Plants:3,733
Notable plants within the collection:
13 Champion trees
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
Western Asia, China, Eastern Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Western Canada, Northwestern USA
Special families within the collections:
Pinaceae, Rosaceae, Berberidaceae, Aceraceae, Betulaceae, Oleaceae, Fagaceae, Tiliaceae, Ericaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Abies, Picea, Pinus, Larix, Tsuga, Sorbus, Cotoneaster, Spiraea, Berberis, Acer, Betula, Fraxinus, Rhododendron, Metasequoia, Juniperus
Special collections:
Sorbus
- 68 Species, 76 Taxa, 130 Accessions, 186 Plants
Cotoneaster,
- 72 Species, 84 Taxa, 133 Accessions, 288 plants.
Spiraea,
- 29 Species, 33 Taxa, 54 Accessions, 151 Plants.
Berberis
- 54 Species, 70 Taxa, 99 Accessions, 250 Plants.
Acer
- 36 Species, 42 Taxa, 74 Accessions, 102 Plants.
Betula
- 24 Species, 32 Taxa, 73 Accessions, 174 Plants
Fraxinus
- 14 Species, 16 Taxa, 23 Accessions, 45 Plants
Rhododendron
- 108 Species, 169 Taxa, 334 Accessions, 597 Plants (28% of Living Accessions).
Viburnum
- 16 Species, 18 Taxa, 29 Accessions, 61 Plants
Abies
- 32 Species, 39 Taxa, 103 Accessions, 172 Plants.
Picea
- 27 Species, 33 Taxa, 94 Accessions, 155 Plants.
Pinus
- 23 Species, 29 Taxa, 52 Accessions, 137 Plants
Larix
- 12 Species, 13 taxa, 24 accessions, 55 Plants
Juniperus
- 10 Species, 16 taxa, 64 Accessions, 124 plants
Metasequoia
- 1 Species, 1 taxa, 23 accessions, 26 plants
Tsuga
- 8 Species, 8 taxa, 27 accessions, 46 plants
Conifers, ICCP
Cryptogamic reserve
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)
Campanula rapunculus
Rampion Bellflower
B W EN RE T8 RBG Dawyck
Crepis mollis
Northern Hawk's-beard
B W EN RE T8 RBG Dawyck
Dactylorhiza viridis
Frog Orchid
B W VU EN T8 RBG Dawyck
RBG Logan
Platanthera bifolia
Lesser Butterfly-orchid
B W I VU LC T8 St.Andrews BG
RBG Dawyck
Polystichum lonchitis
Holly-fern
B W I VU RE VU T8 RBG Dawyck
Pseudorchis albida
Small-white Orchid
B W I VU CR VU EN T8 RBG Dawyck
Pyrola media
Intermediate Wintergreen
B I VU RE VU T8 RBG Dawyck
Salix lapponum
Downy Willow
B VU T8 Dundee BG
RBG Dawyck
Ness
Chester Zoo
Sorbus arranensis
B VU T8 RBG Benmore
RBG Dawyck
Sorbus pseudofennica
Arran Service-tree
B VU T8 RBG Benmore
RBG Dawyck
Record Keeping:Kept since 1978
Computerised
Record System:BG-Base
Plant-collecting trips:International and national
China, Japan, Nepal
Facilities on site
Herbarium:At the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Library:At the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,
Research facilities:At the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Publications:Garden catalogue, garden guide. Other publications: See Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Identifications:Undertakes free identifications for the general public. Internal verification of material
Teaching and Education:Primary, secondary, taxonomic, public education, special courses
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:Café, plant shop, book shop, gift shop, Visitor Centre
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:30,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-4pm Feb-Nov; to 6pm Apr-Sept; to 5pm Mar and Oct.
Guiding principles behind the collection
To document, display and scientifically interpret global plant and fungal diversity, thereby enhancing our knowledge of plant biology, evolution, conservation, habitats and sustainable utilisation for the long-term benefit of humanity.
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