Winterbourne House & Garden (University of Birmingham)


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Address and contact details
58 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RT
Tel: 0121 414 3003
Email: enquiries@winterbourne.org.uk
Web site: www.winterbourne.org.uk
Latitude: 52.767
Longitude: -2.433
Background to the collection
Ownership:University of Birmingham
Personnel
Director:Lee Hale
Head Gardener:Steve Haines
Total Staff:18
Total Horticultural Staff:6
Policies
Accessions:Yes
Collections:Yes
Physical environment
Altitude:463ft / 141m
Soil type:Neutral, pH 7
Aspect:South, South west
Total area:7 acres / 2.8 ha
Area heated:300 m²
Weather recordsNo
Wind
Direction:South westerly
Plant collection
Families:185
Genera:792
Accessions:4,644
Notable plants within the collection:
23 champion trees of Warwickshire and 2 champion trees of Britain and Ireland as recorded by the Tree Register
Special collections:
History of the European Rose
National Collection of Anthemis (Plant Heritage)
Genera: 1
Species: 6
Taxa: 37
Accessions: 77
Plants: 111

National Collection of Iris unguicularis (Plant Heritage)
Genera: 1
Species: 1
Taxa: 14
Accessions: 14
Plants: 23
Record Keeping:Records kept
Computerised
Record System:Microsoft Access
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:Yes
Research facilities:No
Publications:Members Newsletters
Identifications:No
Teaching and Education:RHS accredited training centre and non-accredited garden and craft courses
Interpretation:Interactive, boards, leaflets, living interpretation, guided tours, social media and exhibitions
Friends Organisation:Yes, membership scheme
2,000
Visitor facilities:Gift shop, Tearoom, Bookshop, Gallery, Plant Sales
Access to the collections
Access conditions:Special requests to view the collections should be directed to the Head Gardener
Public access:Yes
Public opening hours:7 days a week
Summer: 10.30am - 5.30pm
Winter: 10.30am - 4.00pm
Guiding principles behind the collection
The collection is maintained with the intention of interpreting Winterbourne House and Garden’s history as both a privately owned family home and university owned botanic garden, including an emphasis on the diversity of plants and their special significance to the human population, for the benefit and education of the general public, University of Birmingham staff and students, and associated professionals.
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