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North Carolina Botanical Garden - seed bank

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United States of America - North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Institution Code:

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
North Carolina Botanical Garden - seed bank
The University of North Carolina
CB 3375
Chapel Hill
North Carolina 27599 United States of America

Telephone: (919) 962-0522
Fax: (919) 962-3531
URL: www.ncbg.unc.edu
Primary Email: ncbg@unc.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Damon Waitt, Director
    Curator's Name: Johnny Randall, Assistant Director for Natural Areas and Conservation Programs
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Michael Kunz, Conservation Ecologist
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 10
    Educational Staff Number: 7
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 7

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Gene/Seed Bank
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1966
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 250 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Total Area: 254 Hectares
    Latitude: 35.9005420
    Longitude: -79.0324080
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 750000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 2
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    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: 90000
    Number of Volunteers: 200

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: 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
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes