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Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden

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United States of America - Massachusetts - South Hadley

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden

The primary mission of the Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden is to maintain a diverse, well-documented and accurately labeled living plant collection that supports and enhances teaching and research for the faculty and students of Mount Holyoke College. The plant collection should be displayed in a well-designed, visually pleasing manner that promotes knowledge and interest in plants. The Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden should also promote conservation of the world's natural resources and a better understanding and appreciation of the relationship between humanity and the rest of the natural world.

Main Address:
Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden
50 College Street
South Hadley
Massachusetts 01075 United States of America

Telephone: (413) 538-2116
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ellen Shukis, Director
    Curator's Name: Russ Billings, Greenhouse Supervisor
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1878
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 223 Hectares
  • Total Area: 324 Hectares
    Latitude: 42.2554230
    Longitude: -72.5767110
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 557 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:orchids, cacti and succulents, ferns, begonias, bromeliads, aquatic plants as well as other tropical and subtropical plants

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes