University of California, Irvine Arboretum and Herbarium

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United States of America - California - Irvine

Institution Code: IRVC

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the University of California, Irvine Arboretum and Herbarium

The UCI Arboretum provides the most comprehensive introduction to the unique flora of coastal California from Irvine south into Mexico. There is also a strong emphasis at the UCI Arboretum on the plant communities that occur in the Irvine area. The other main emphasis of the UCI Arboretum is the plants of southern Africa.

Main Address:
University of California, Irvine Arboretum and Herbarium
University of California, Irvine
UCI Arboretum and Herbarium
California 92697-1459 United States of America

Telephone: (949) 824-5833
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Peter A. Bowler, Director
    Curator's Name: Rebecca Crowe, Collections Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1970
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Total Area: 5 Hectares
    Latitude: 33.6642200
    Longitude: -117.8533870
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 5
  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Amaryllidaceae, Asphodelaceae, Geraniaceae, Hyacinthaceae, Iridaceae, Aloe (130 spp., 145 taxa), Cyrtanthus (23 spp., 40 taxa), Gladiolus (71 spp., 120 taxa), Haworthia (80 spp., 130 taxa), Moraea (45 spp., 50 taxa), Pelargonium (40 spp., 65 taxa), Cymbid

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No