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Botanic Gardens of the Heard Natural Science Museum

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United States of America - Texas - McKinney

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International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Botanic Gardens of the Heard Natural Science Museum

In keeping with Miss Heard’s vision, the museum’s mission is threefold: education, conservation and preservation. Through education, particularly for young people, the Heard emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

Main Address:
Botanic Gardens of the Heard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Place
Texas 75069 United States of America

Telephone: (972) 562-5566
Fax: (972) 548-9119
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Sy Shahid, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Roger Sanderson, Director of Botanic Gardens & Wildlife Biologist
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Charlene Rowell, Gardens Manager
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 5

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1967
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 33.1574750
    Longitude: -96.6152780
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 100000

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes