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University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

United States of America - Wisconsin - Madison

Institution Code: WIS

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: N

Main Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum
1207 Seminole Highway
Wisconsin 53711-3726 United States of America

Telephone: (608) 262-2746
Fax: (608) 262-5209
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Donna Paulnock, Interim Director
    Curator's Name: Brad Herrick, Ecologist
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Mark Wegener, Assistant Director/Database Administrator
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: N
    Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
    Status: Municipal: N
    Status: Satellite: N
    Status: Trust: N
  • Date founded: 1934
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 485 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 15 Hectares
  • Total Area: 500 Hectares
    Latitude: 43.0391920
    Longitude: -89.4435850
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 2500
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 500
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: N
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: N
    Disabled access: Y

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Acer (91 taxa), Juniperus (112 taxa), Malus (144 taxa), Picea (55 taxa), Pinus (55 taxa), Syringa (282 taxa), Thuja (69 taxa), Viburnum (55 taxa), Amelanchier cvs, Juniperus cvs, Malus cvs, Potentilla cvs, Buxus cvs, Forsythia cvs, Rosa cvs, Spiraea cvs,
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Y
    Plant Collection Policy: Y

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Y
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Y
    Restoration Ecology: Y
    Land Restoration: Y

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Y
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Special Exhibitions: N
    Courses for School Children: N
    Courses for University/College Students: N
    Courses for General Public: Y
    Education Programme: Y
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