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Eastwoodhill Arboretum

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New Zealand - Eastland - Gisborne

Institution Code: GISBO

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Eastwoodhill Arboretum

Eastwoodhill has the largest collection of northern hemisphere temperate trees in the southern hemisphere

Main Address:
Eastwoodhill Arboretum
2392 Wharekopae Rd
Eastland 4072 New Zealand

Telephone: 0064 6 863 9003
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Trust Board of six members.
    Curator's Name: Daniel Taylor
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Daniel Taylor
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1910
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 90 Hectares
  • Total Area: 131 Hectares
    Latitude: -38.56391
    Longitude: 177.71753
    Annual Rainfall: 1074 mm
    Altitude: 145.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 6 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 40 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 90
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 10000
    Number of Volunteers: 50

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 12500
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2700
  • Special Collections:Major collections of temperate trees and shrubs of mainly northern hemisphere flora.
    Plus many other Taxa from around the world
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No