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The University of Guelph Arboretum

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Canada - Ontario - Guelph

Institution Code: OAC

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level III

Main Address:
The University of Guelph Arboretum
50 Stone Rd. East
Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada

Telephone: (519) 824-4120
Fax: (519) 763-9598
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Shelley Hunt
    Curator's Name: Dr. Aron Fazekas
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Sean Fox, Manager of Horticulture
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1970
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 51 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 114 Hectares
  • Total Area: 165 Hectares
    Latitude: 43.53978
    Longitude: -80.21522
    Annual Rainfall: 905 mm
    Altitude: 396.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: The Arboretum, University of Guelph
  • Local Address: 50 Stone Rd. East Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
  • Locality: City: Guelph
  • Locality: State: Ontario

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 165
  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 70000
    Number of Volunteers: 89

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 1717
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

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: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes