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Arboretum at Flagstaff, The

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United States of America - Arizona - Flagstaff

Institution Code: TZHI

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

The Horticultural Center at The Arboretum at Flagstaff
The Horticultural Center at The Arboretum at Flagstaff

About the Arboretum at Flagstaff, The

The Arboretum at Flagstaff is a botanical garden, research station, and environmental education center. Our goal is to help you better understand the plants and plant communities of the world-renowned Colorado Plateau, home to such natural wonders as Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks. The Arboretum is known for its beautiful collection of 2,500 species of plants, guided tours, Wild Birds of Prey programs, and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, meadows, and forests.

Main Address:
Arboretum at Flagstaff, The
4001 South Woody Mountain Road
Arizona 86001-8775 United States of America

Telephone: (928) 774-1442
Fax: (928) 774-1441
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Lynne Nemeth, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Sheila Murray, Research Botanist
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Gayle Nance, Horticulturist
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 4

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1981
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 77 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Total Area: 81 Hectares
    Latitude: 35.1688869
    Longitude: -111.7010361
    Altitude: 2179.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1072
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 81
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 22172
    Number of Volunteers: 75

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1763
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2457
  • Special Collections:The mission of the Arboretum at Flagstaff is to increase the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and plant communities native to the Colorado Plateau (USA), to identify, evaluate, display, and introduce plants adaptable to the climatic and soil conditions of the Flagstaff, Arizona environment, to seek through scientific research innovative solutions to conservation issues of this high altitude environment, and to develop educational programs that will increase the understanding of the need for wise stewardship of our natural environment.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes