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Tasmanian Arboretum Inc

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Australia - Tasmania - Devonport

Institution Code: TASARB

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level I

About the Tasmanian Arboretum Inc

The Arboretum is largely on a limestone geology, the Eugenana Beds, and is intersected by 2 waterways, the Don River and Melrose Creek. Its living collections are laid out geographically and also with several thematic collections. It is volunteer administered and mainly volunteer staffed with an active education team and program.

The Tasmanian collection of woody plants is at our core.

Main Address:
Tasmanian Arboretum Inc
46 Old Tramway Rd [off C146 Melrose Rd] Eugenana
Mailing: P.O. Box 370
Tasmania TAS 7310 Australia

Telephone: 61 (0)3 6427 2690
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mr. Phillip E. Parsons, President
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Trina Moule
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1984
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 24 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 40 Hectares
  • Total Area: 66 Hectares
    Latitude: -41.230875
    Longitude: 146.298497
    Annual Rainfall: 1000 mm
    Altitude: 50.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Hogg Creek Botanical Annexe
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Tasmanian Arboretum
  • Local Address: 46 Old Tramway Rd [off C146 Melrose Rd] Eugenana
  • Locality: City: Devonport
  • Locality: State: Tasmania

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 40
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 18500
    Number of Volunteers: 38

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 4884
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 900
  • Special Collections:Geographic layout by floristic regions following R.Good.
    Temperate flora, mostly latitudinal but some altitudinal, defined mainly by climatic, but influenced by edaphic, factors. Most develped collections reflect location and major colonial cultural influences.
    Noteable Collections are Southern Hemisphere Conifer, Cool Temperate Nothofagus, Eucryphia, Tasmanian.
    Developing Collections are Betula, North Amwerica, Eastern Asia, Mediterranean

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes