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Eddy Arboretum - Pacific Southwest Research Station

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United States of America - California - Placerville

Institution Code: IFGP

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Eddy Arboretum - Pacific Southwest Research Station

The Eddy Arboretum was founded in the 1920's and at the time contained a large percentage of the known species in the genus Pinus. A native plant garden was added in the 1980s.

Main Address:
Eddy Arboretum - Pacific Southwest Research Station
USDA Forest Service, Placerville - Institute of Forest Genetics
2480 Carson Road
California 95667 United States of America

Telephone: (916) 622-1225
Fax: (916) 622-2633
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Valerie Hipkins, Team Leader, Geneticist
    Curator's Name: Jessica Wright, Conservation Geneticist
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1925
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Total Area: 45 Hectares
    Latitude: 38.7417900
    Longitude: -120.7467300
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 186 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 232 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 4000
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 400
    Number of Volunteers: 4

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Conifers - Pinus, Abies and Cupressus. Maintains a seed bank with long-term storage capacity, containing 10,000 accessions representing 360 species (1994 figures).

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes