Exeter University

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Address and contact details
The Grounds & Garden of the University of Exeter, Department of Biological Sciences, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, Devon, EX44PX
Tel: 01392 263059
Fax: 01392 264547
Latitude: 50° 44' 03" N
Longitude: 3° 31' 55" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1922
Ownership:University of Exeter
Garden code:EXR
Umbrella organisation:National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Superintendent of grounds: S.C. Scarr
Contact person: S.C. Scarr
Accessions:To continue to expand the plant collection using all possible microclimates
Physical environment
Altitude:65 m
Soil type:Clay, Acid
Aspect:South, west and varied
Total area:101 ha
Weather recordsRecords kept
Average daily:10.75 °C
Av. monthly max:16 °C
Av. monthly min:5.5 °C
Direction:South and west
Strength:Above average
Average annual:750 mm
Plant collection
Plants:150 000
Notable plants within the collection:
Original Lucombe oaks, rare Fraxinus xanthoxyloides var. dimorpha, rare Quercus infectoria
Special families within the collections:
Flacourtiaceae, Pinaceae, Ericaceae, Liliaceae, Leguminosae, Rosaceae, Compositae, Labiatae, Gramineae, Saxifragaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Cupressaceae, Cactaceae, Rutaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Ranunculaceae, Oleaceae, Iridaceae, Cruciferae, Scrophulariaceae
Special collections:
Azara, NCCPG – 7 Species, 12 Taxa, 55 Plants.
Conifers,CCP – 19 Genera, 46 Taxa, 126 Accessions.
Exeter University Research Collection, UNIV
Record Keeping:Kept since 1960
Record System:unknown
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:General biological laboratories, micro propagation, cryopreservation, sub-cellular microscopy, molecular
Publications:Index seminum. Other publications: Tour Guide
Teaching and Education:Higher
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Café, book shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Free
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: Dawn to dusk
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden's policy is to expand its collection of trees, shrubs, herbs and bulbs as a base for conservation, teaching and research, but to use it to enhance the landscape of the Exeter University campus.
Location map

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