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San Diego Zoo Botanical Gardens

United States of America - California - San Diego

Institution Code: SDZO

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

Main Address:
San Diego Zoo Botanical Gardens
2920 Zoo Drive
P.O. Box 120551
San Diego
California 92112-0551 United States of America

Telephone: (619) 231-1515/557-3906
Fax: (619) 685-3232
URL: www.sandiegozoo.org
Primary Email: mbostwick@sandiegozoo.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Doug Myers
    Curator's Name: Michael Bostwick, Curator of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Shari Buckhout
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 32
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Zoological Institution
  • Date founded: 1916
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 770 Hectares
    Latitude: 32.7381587
    Longitude: -117.1487305
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Y
    Seed Bank: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Y
    Disabled access: Y

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 19817
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2971
  • Special Collections:Acacia: 33spp., 130 specimens;
    Aloe: 127 spp., 1025 specimens;
    Bamboo: 22 genera, 91 species, 511 specimens;
    Caudiciform: 22 families, 32 genera, 73 spp., 291 specimens;
    Erythrina: 50 spp., 223 specimens;
    Ficus: 71 spp., 385 specimens;
    Orchid: 172 genera, 719 spp., 2,332 specimens;
    Palms: 77 genera, 250 spp., 1,881 specimens

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

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