Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

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United States of America - Kansas - Hesston

Institution Code: DARP

BGCI Member: No

About the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains displays the amazing prairie flora of Kansas. Displays of native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees intermingle with carefully selected adaptable plants.

The Arboretum's mission is to educate people about the benefits of appreciating, preserving and utilizing native and adaptable plants. Trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses indigenous to Kansas and the Great Plains are emphasized along with plants from other parts of the world that are adapted to the local climate. Open areas symbolic of the plains are maintained. The living collections and gardens are cultivated as a horticultural resource for education, display, and conservation. The arboretum is also a setting for quiet reflection and appreciating nature.

Main Address:
Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
177 West Hickory Street
P.O. Box 3000
Kansas 67062 United States of America

Telephone: (620) 327-8127
Fax: (620) 327-3151
URL: www.dyckarboretum.org
Primary Email: arboretum@hesston.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Scott Vogt, Executive Director
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1981
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 38.1302260
    Longitude: -97.4324860
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Graminaceae, Pinaceae, Pinus (7 spp., 7 taxa), Syringa (4 spp., 10 taxa). Maintains a seed bank with long-term storage capacity, containing 150 accessions representing 123 species (1994 figures).

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Programme: Yes