Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens

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United States of America - Texas - Fort Davis

Institution Code: CHIHU

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens

The mission of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute is to promote public awareness, appreciation, and concern for the natural diversity of the Chihuahuan Desert region through research and education. To achieve this mission, the Institute provides environmental education to the community, encourages biodiversity conservation, and promotes and demonstrates sustainable development in the desert.

Main Address:
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens
Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, 43869 SH 118
P.O. Box 905
Fort Davis
Texas 79734 United States of America

Telephone: (432) 364-2499
Fax: (432) 364-2686
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Rick Herrman, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Seth Hamby, Head Gardener
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1974
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 205 Hectares
    Latitude: 30.6060220
    Longitude: -103.9779839
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 12000
    Number of Volunteers: 145

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Cacti
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes