Heber W. Youngken, Jr. Medicinal Plant Garden

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United States of America - Rhode Island - Kingston

Institution Code: DRUPG

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Heber W. Youngken, Jr. Medicinal Plant Garden

The garden and greenhouse were established in 1958 and dedicated to Heber W. Youngken, Jr. Dean Emeritus of the College of Pharmacy in 1994. The Garden functions as resource for education and research in medicinal plants and also as a conservatory source of standard specimens. The brick pathways which crisscross the quarter - acre formal style garden provide easy access for visitors to examine the labeled plants.

Main Address:
Heber W. Youngken, Jr. Medicinal Plant Garden
7 Greenhouse Road
Office #183 Avedisian Hall
Rhode Island 02881 United States of America

Telephone: (401) 874-2849
Fax: (401) 874-2181
URL: www.uri.edu/pharmacy/garden/
Primary Email: Elizabeth_Leibo@uri.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Navindra Seeram, (BPS) Chair Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Curator's Name: Elizabeth Leibovitz
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Elizabeth Leibovitz
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1957
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.4839585
    Longitude: -71.5286071
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 100
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Medicinal plants.

Conservation Programmes

  • Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes