Bickelhaupt Arboretum

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United States of America - Iowa - Clinton

Institution Code: BICKA

BGCI Member: No

About the Bickelhaupt Arboretum

The Bickelhaupt Arboretum serves as a connection between people and plants through a better understanding of horticulture by developing and maintaining a well documented collection of plants for education and enjoyment.

Main Address:
Bickelhaupt Arboretum
340 South 14th Street
Iowa 52732-5432 United States of America

Telephone: (563) 242-4771
Fax: (563) 242-7373
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Margo Hansen, Director of Programs
    Curator's Name: David Horst, Director of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name: David Horst
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1970
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 6 Hectares
  • Total Area: 6 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.8412720
    Longitude: -90.2192550
    Annual Rainfall: 5700 mm
    Altitude: 216.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Bickelhaupt Arboretum
  • Local Address: 340 South 14th Street
  • Locality: City: Clinton
  • Locality: State: Iowa

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 6
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 30000
    Number of Volunteers: 90

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1846
  • Special Collections:Aceraceae, Caprifoliaceae, Cupressaceae, Oleaceae, Pinaceae, Rosaceae, Aronia (3 ssp., 4 taxa), Carya (5 spp., 5 taxa), Cotoneaster (5 spp., 6 taxa), Hosta (6 spp., 9 taxa), Quercus (7 spp., 8 taxa), Viburnum (13 spp., 21 taxa), Acer (23 taxa), Euonymus (

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes