Thwaite Gardens, University of Hull Botanic & Experimental Garden

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United Kingdom - East Riding of Yorkshire

Institution Code: HLU

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Thwaite Gardens, University of Hull Botanic & Experimental Garden

Thwaite Gardens covers an area of approximately one hectare and has been owned by the University of Hull since 1948. It is maintained by the University along with volunteers from The Friends of Thwaite Gardens. A number of open events are held each year for the general public to view and enjoy the gardens.
The gardens comprise lawned areas, herbaceous borders, winter border, herb garden, bog garden, alpine beds, sub-tropical beds, Salvia bed, Mediterranean and Antipodean beds. The glasshouses contain an evolution-themed display, a cacti collection, tree fern collection, two fern houses, two Southern Hemisphere Houses, a carnivorous bed, an Agave bed and a South African bed.
The gardens were formerly part of Thwaite Hall which has been noted as a Grade 2 Garden of Special Historic Interest, with a lake and woodland in a further 11 hectares. The Thwaite tree collection is an important collection of mature rare trees.

Main Address:
Thwaite Gardens, University of Hull Botanic & Experimental Garden
57 Thwaite Street
Cottingham
East Riding of Yorkshire HU16 4QX United Kingdom

Telephone: 01482 843304
Fax:
URL: http://thwaite-gardens.hull.ac.uk/
Primary Email: j.brigham@hull.ac.uk

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Stephen Dale
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1948
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 6 Hectares
    Latitude: 53.77884
    Longitude: -0.403426
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 800 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
  • Number of Volunteers: 25

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Herbaceous borders, winter border, herb garden, bog garden, alpine beds, sub-tropical beds, Salvia bed, Mediterranean and Antipodean beds.
    The glasshouses contain an evolution-themed display, a cacti collection, tree fern collection, two fern houses (British and European ferns), two Southern Hemisphere Houses, a carnivorous bed, an Agave bed and a South African bed
    Some unusual mature trees

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes

Education Programmes