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Cox Arboretum Metropark

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United States of America - Ohio - Dayton

Institution Code: COX

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Cox Arboretum Metropark

Cox Arboretum MetroPark is a hands-on landscaping arboretum, bringing gardening, nature and horticulture to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. It is a truly unique place in our community to experience, learn, see, touch, and smell the natural beauty of the land.

Main Address:
Cox Arboretum Metropark
6733 Springboro Pike
Ohio 45449 United States of America

Telephone: (937) 434-9005
Fax: (937) 428-1221
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Becky Benná, Executive Director, Five Rivers Metroparks
    Curator's Name: Jay Woodhull, Director of Cox Arboretum Metropark
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Rick Stanforth, Park Manager

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1962
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 76 Hectares
    Latitude: 39.6553740
    Longitude: -84.2242650
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 76
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Malus, Clematis, Viburnum, cacti, ornamental grasses, synoptic garden.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes