Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all. Join us in helping to save the world's threatened plants.

Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden

Search again Edit this page
United States of America - Washington - Seattle

Institution Code:

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

The Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden was originally the home garden of Elisabeth Miller (1914 to 1994). In 1994 it became a trust-administered botanical garden with visitation limited and by appointment only. The Miller Garden continues to be a dynamic and rich plant collection that forms the basis for many horticultural educational programs. Mrs. Miller's enjoyed native and exotic species, with special interests in woody plants, including Rhododendron, Quercus and Acer. She also collected ferns, epimediums and alpine plants.
The Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden was originally the home garden of Elisabeth Miller (1914 to 1994). In 1994 it became a trust-administered botanical garden with visitation limited and by appointment only. The Miller Garden continues to be a dynamic and rich plant collection that forms the basis for many horticultural educational programs. Mrs. Miller's enjoyed native and exotic species, with special interests in woody plants, including Rhododendron, Quercus and Acer. She also collected ferns, epimediums and alpine plants.

Main Address:
Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 77377
Seattle
Washington 98177 United States of America

Telephone: (206) 362-8612
Fax: (206) 362-4136
URL: www.millergarden.org
Primary Email: info@millergarden.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Richard Brown, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Richie Steffen, Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1994
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 2 Hectares
    Latitude: 47.7437086
    Longitude: -122.3695739
    Annual Rainfall: 920 mm
    Altitude: 82.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 20 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 500
    Number of Volunteers: 6

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 4670
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 4000
  • Special Collections:This collection has been developed since 1949, with a strong interest in ornamentals suitable for the coastal Pacific Northwest of the United States. The framework for the collection is a canopy of native Pseudotsuga menziesii, Tsuga heterophylla and Thuja plicata. This is heavily underplanted with such natives as Blechnum spicant, Polystichum munitum, Vaccinium ovatum, V. ovalifolium and Mahonia nervosa. Among these is a rich collection on exotic species, with many representatives from Asia.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes