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Dixon Gallery and Gardens, The

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United States of America - Tennessee - Memphis

Institution Code: DIXON

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Dixon Gallery and Gardens, The
4339 Park Avenue
Tennessee 38117 United States of America

Telephone: (901) 761-5250
Fax: (901) 682-0943
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Kevin Sharp, Linda W. and S. Herbert Rhea Director
    Curator's Name: Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Julie Pierotti, Curator
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1976
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Total Area: 7 Hectares
    Latitude: 35.1060650
    Longitude: -89.9175810
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 50000
    Number of Volunteers: 30

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 4258
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 697
  • Special Collections:Aspleniaceae, Camellia (190 taxa), Hemerocallis (46 taxa), Rhododendron and azaleas (50 taxa), Hamamelis(29 taxa),Buxus(26 taxa), Viburnum (12 taxa),

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes