Harcourt Arboretum

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Address and contact details
Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX44 9PX
Tel: 01865 343501
Fax: 01865 341828
Email: piers.newth@botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk
Latitude: 51° 41' 04" N
Longitude: 1° 12' 03" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1835
Ownership:University of Oxford
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Director: Timothy Walker
Curator: Louise Allen
Assistant Curator: Piers Newth
Contact person: Piers Newth
Total Staff:4
Total Horticultural Staff:3
Accessions:As part of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, the Arboretum aims to grow a collection of plants consistent with the fulfilment of its mission. Believing it to be best attained through a diverse collection reflecting the research and teaching programmes of the garden, the collection policy may be summarised as follows. A plant will be grown at the Garden if it is: (i) required for the purposes of academic teaching or research by a member of the University, (ii) of value to the schools and/or public education programme, (iii) in a botanical family or genus not yet represented at the Garden, (iv) a species from a diverse genus that differs greatly from the species (or that genus) already in the collection, (v) representative of a taxon which is part of a special collection at the Garden.
Physical environment
Altitude:86 m
Soil type:Sand, acid
Total area:32 ha
Other sites of collection:A satellite of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Plant collection
Families:see: <A href=oxf.htm> Oxford Botanic Gardens </A> for combined totals
Special genera within the collections:
Acer, Camellia, Hamamelis, Magnolia
Special collections:
Conifers, ICCP – 4 Genera, 11 Species, 11 Taxa, 25 Plants.
Record Keeping:Kept since 1965
Record System:BG-Base
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Guide book, Index seminum (as part of University of Oxford Botanic Garden)
Teaching and Education:Primary, secondary, higher, taxonomic and public education
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:Yes, Toilets, Interpretation and education centre
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-4.30pm winter, to 5pm April-Nov
Guiding principles behind the collection
The Garden is a part of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. The mission statement is 'To promote learning and glorify nature'
Location map

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