University of London Botanical Supply Unit

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Address and contact details
School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX
Tel: 0402 663457
Fax: 01784 470756
Latitude: 51° 25' 27" N
Longitude: 0° 33' 36" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:University of London
Garden code:BCW
Umbrella organisation:Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Sarah Case
Contact person: Sarah Case
Total Staff:4
Accessions:Material for teaching and research support.
Physical environment
Altitude:65 m
Soil type:Loam
Total area:650 ha
Area heated:450 m²
Plant collection
Special families within the collections:
Crassulaceae, Solanaceae, Euphorbiaceae
Record Keeping:Unknown
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Teaching and Education:Primary, higher potential for taxonomic and public education
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, guided trails, lectures
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:No
Access to the collections
Public access:Unknown
Public opening hours:Mon-Fri: 7.45am-3.45pm, to 2.45pm on Friday
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden aims to provide material for teaching and research in the School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway. The University of London Botanic Garden no longer exists in its former state as a result of the loss of central funding. It is now only two glasshouses and the surrounding beds; the rest of the garden is in a poor state. Renovation has been undertaken in the last two years, starting with the identification of the specimens in the collection. The primary aim now is to increase the relevance of the collection to the teaching and research undertaken at Royal Holloway.
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