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Roger-Van den Hende Botanic Garden

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Canada - Quebec - Quebec

Institution Code: QFA

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Roger-Van den Hende Botanic Garden

The Roger-Van den Hende botanical Garden is Université Laval’s educational garden. Its mission is to serve as a practical laboratory for students and researchers studying and working at Université Laval, particularly at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. The garden also has a public education vocation and is a popular open space.

This six-hectare educational garden features near than 4000 species and cultivars arranged in order of botanical family. It houses a unique collection of plants native to Quebec and ornamental plants introduced from Europe, America and Asia. It contains a water garden, a collection of herbaceous plants and rhododendrons, an arboretum and a rose garden.

Main Address:
Roger-Van den Hende Botanic Garden
Pavillon de l'Envirotron, Universite Laval
2480 Boulevard Hochelaga
Quebec G1K 7P4 Canada

Telephone: (418) 656-3742
Fax: (418) 656-3515
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jacques Allard, Director of the League of Friends of Van den Hende Garden
    Curator's Name: Helene Corriveau, Garden Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

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: 1966
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 6 Hectares
    Latitude: 46.77628
    Longitude: -71.28113
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1200
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 4
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 35000
    Number of Volunteers: 50

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:No information available.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Agriculture: 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
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes