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Sunshine Farm and Gardens

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United States of America - West Virginia - Renick

Institution Code: SUNFG

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
Sunshine Farm and Gardens
Route 51D
West Virginia 24966 United States of America

Telephone: (304) 497-2208
Fax: (304) 497-2698
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Barry Glick, Manager
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 17
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1972
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 14 Hectares
  • Total Area: 24 Hectares
    Latitude: 38.0633500
    Longitude: -80.4335300
    Annual Rainfall: 1470 mm
    Altitude: 912.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 150
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 1870
    Number of Volunteers: 4

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 10000
  • Special Collections:Hosta, Paeonia, Hellebore, Acer, Ilex, Magnolia, Clematis, Iris, Rhododendron, Lily, Hemerocallis, lilacs, roses, Carex, Primula, Cyclamen, unusual fruits - extensive North American plant collections.

Conservation Programmes

  • Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes