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Toledo Botanical Garden

United States of America - Ohio - Toledo

Institution Code: CRTOL

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: N

The Shade Garden Gazebo
The Shade Garden Gazebo

About the Toledo Botanical Garden

A museum for plants, Toledo Botanical Garden offers visitors the opportunity to share, discover and enjoy nature's beauty. With over sixty acres of display gardens and relevant plant collections, TBG is full of beauty, tranquility and opportunities for exploration and reflection.

Toledo Botanical Garden is dedicated to enriching life through gardens, the arts and nature.

Main Address:
Toledo Botanical Garden
5403 Elmer Drive
Ohio 43615 United States of America

Telephone: (419) 536-5566
Fax: (419) 536-5574
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Karen Ranney Wolkins, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Josh Miller, Superintendent
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Jonathan Milbrodt, Collections Curator
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 6
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 11

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1964
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 20 Hectares
  • Total Area: 24 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.6688060
    Longitude: -83.6727380
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Toledo Botanical Garden
  • Local Address: 5403 Elmer Drive
  • Locality: City: Toledo
  • Locality: State: Ohio

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: N
    Arboretum: N
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Seed Bank: N
    Published Plant Catalogue: N
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: N
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 120000
    Number of Volunteers: 300

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 8894
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 450
  • Special Collections:The Toledo Botanical Garden holds two nationally recognized plant collections:
    The hosta collection (520 taxa) is accredited by the North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC). TBG is commited to collect, document, grow, and maintain living plants of the genus Hosta and conserve this germplasm.
    The daylily collection (450 taxa) is an American Hemerocallis Society display garden and historic daylily display garden. Its purpose is to educate visitors about modern and historic cultivars and species daylilies and how they can be used effectively in landscapes.

    Additional collections include:
    Rhododendron (200 taxa); Rose (120 taxa); Conifer (50 taxa); Peony (60 taxa); Beech (10 taxa)
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Y
    Invasive Species Policy: Y
    ABS Policy: N
    Plant Collection Policy: Y

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Y
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for School Children: N
    Courses for University/College Students: N
    Courses for General Public: Y
    Education Programme: Y
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