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Arboretum des Grands-Murcins

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France - Arcon

Institution Code: AGM

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

April 6, 2009 : European Cornel (<i>Cornus mas</i>)
April 6, 2009 : European Cornel (Cornus mas)

About the Arboretum des Grands-Murcins

Location: ARCON
Founded: 1936-37
Garden Name: Arboretum des Grands-Murcins
Address: Les Grands-Murcins, 42370 ARCON.
Status: Municipal (Community of Municipalities) & Associative
Herbarium: No
Ex situ Collections:
Native and exotic forestry trees (40 spp.), trees of the Mediterranean region, Larix hybrids, Sorbus (26 spp), Betula.

Main Address:
Arboretum des Grands-Murcins
Les Grands-Murcins
42370 France

Telephone: ++33 4 77 64 40 51
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Claude DEVAUX
    Curator's Name: Paul CORNIER
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Bruno CORNIER

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1936
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 150 Hectares
  • Latitude: 46.0260
    Longitude: 3.8931
    Annual Rainfall: 900 mm
    Altitude: 775.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Arboretum des Grands-Murcins
  • Local Address: Les Grands-Murcins 42370 Arcon
  • Locality: City: Arcon Roannais Agglomération
  • Locality: State: Département de la Loire en Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France)

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 200
  • Special Collections:Native and exotic forestry trees (40 spp.), trees of the Mediterranean region, Betula, Larix hybrids, Pinus, Quercus, Sorbus (24 spp).

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes