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Hoyt Arboretum

United States of America - Oregon - Portland

Institution Code: HOYT

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y

About the Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum is Portland's global garden in the wild, where we grow and exhibit trees and plants from around the world while educating our community and conserving vitally important plant bio-diversity.

Main Address:
Hoyt Arboretum
Portland Parks & Recreation
4000 SW Fairview Boulevard
Oregon 97221 United States of America

Telephone: (503) 865-8733
Fax: (503) 823-4213
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Peggie Schwarz – Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Martin Nicholson, Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Y
  • Date founded: 1928
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 25 Hectares
  • Total Area: 76 Hectares
    Latitude: 45.5146037
    Longitude: -122.7177981
    Altitude: 300.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 76
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Y
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 450000
    Number of Volunteers: 100

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 5850
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1520
  • Special Collections:Aceraceae, Fagaceae, Pinaceae, Rosaceae, Taxodiaceae, Acer (33 spp., 43 taxa), Picea (15 spp., 20 taxa), Pinus (45 spp., 58 taxa), Quercus (28 spp., 31 taxa). One of the largest collections of species of gymnosperms in the United States.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: N
    Plant Breeding: N
    Education: Y
    Pollination Biology: N
    Seed/Spore Biology: N
    Pharmacology: N
    Agriculture: N

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: N
    Education Programme: Y
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