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The Harris Garden

United Kingdom - Reading

Institution Code: RNG

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the The Harris Garden

TAXA: 1,600 (5,000 accessions, 25,000 plants)

Main Address:
The Harris Garden
University of Reading
Whiteknights Campus
Reading
RG6 6UR United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 8312
Fax:
URL: http://www.friendsoftheharrisgarden.org.uk
Primary Email: abqpitma@reaading.ac.uk

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Giles Reynold Head of Grounds Maintenance
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Trevor Pitman
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1972
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 51.437512
    Longitude: -0.938189

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 250000
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 3000
    Number of Volunteers: 12

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Umbelliferae, Compositae of wild provenance, Iridaceae, Liliaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Geraniaceae, Crassulaceae, Labiatae, Fagaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Palmae, Asclepiadaceae, Droseraceae, Nepenthaceae, Sarraceniaceae, Lentibulariaceae, Leguminosae, Pinaceae.

Conservation Programmes

  • Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
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