Glenveagh Castle Gardens

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Address and contact details
Glenveagh National Park, Churchill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Tel: 353 (0)74 37090, (0) 74 37391
Fax: 353 (0)74 37072
Latitude: 52° 02' 0" N
Longitude: 07° 38' 0" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:Office of Public Works
Umbrella organisation:Botanic Gardens Conservation International, National Heritage Programme
Sean O'Gaoithin
Dr Ciaran O Keeffe (Regional Manager)
Contact person::
Total Staff:6
Physical environment
Altitude:60 m
Soil type:Peat, acid
Aspect:North west
Area heated:254 m²
Weather recordsRecords kept
Average daily:8.9 °C
Av. monthly max:12.3 °C
Av. monthly min:5.6 °C
Absolute maximum:29.2 °C
Absolute minimum:-10.0 °C
Strength:Above average
Average annual:1600 mm
Month of maximum:December
Month of minimum:February
Plant collection
Special families within the collections:
Special genera within the collections:
Rhododendron, Andromeda, Pieris, Nothofagus, Podocarpus, Geranium, Escallonia, Euphorbia, Eucryphia, Olearia
Special collections:
Conifer, CCP – 42 Genera, 55 Species, 55 Taxa, 116 Plants.
Fitzroya, Edin. Univ & CCP
Pieris, Under development
Andromeda, Under development
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)
Ligusticum scoticum
Scots Lovage
B I RE VU Glenveagh
germination trials
Trollius europaeus
B W I VU EN Glenveagh
germination trials
Record Keeping:Kept since 1984
Record System:BG-Recorder
Plant-collecting trips:International and national
Nepal, China
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden catalogue (1997), Index seminum (as part of Glasnevin's), Listed in Trees and Shrubs of Ireland
Teaching and Education:Potential for primary, secondary, higher, taxonomic, and public education
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, café
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:90,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-6.30pm mid-April to mid-November
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden exists as one of a group of National Heritage Gardens owned and run by D
Location map
Location map

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