Adkins Arboretum

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United States of America - Maryland - Ridgely

Institution Code: ADKA

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

Adkins Arboretum entrance sign and garden
Adkins Arboretum entrance sign and garden

About the Adkins Arboretum

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve on Maryland’s Eastern Shore dedicated to promoting the appreciation and conservation of the region’s native plants. More than four miles of paths along streams, through meadows and native plant gardens and under the shade of a rich bottomland forest attract nature lovers, gardeners, students and birders.

The Arboretum offers year-round programs in ecology, horticulture, and natural history for all ages. The site features over 600 species of native shrubs, trees, wildflowers and grasses.

Main Address:
Adkins Arboretum
12610 Eveland Road
Maryland 21660 United States of America

Telephone: (410) 634-2847
Fax: (410) 634-2878
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ginna Tiernan, Executive Director
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1980
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 160 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 161 Hectares
    Latitude: 38.9546364
    Longitude: -75.9311554
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 50
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 162
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 18000
    Number of Volunteers: 100

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 220
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 60
  • Special Collections:All plant collections are native to the Delmarva peninsula. Cultivars of native plants are used in the gardens but not in natural areas.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes