Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden, The

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United States of America - Nevada - Reno

Institution Code: WDMAR

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

ArbNet Accredited: Level II

Main Address:
Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden, The
1595 North Sierra Street
Nevada 89503 United States of America

Telephone: (702) 785-4153
Fax: (775) 848-0273
URL: www.maycenter.com
Primary Email: bcarlos@washoecounty.us

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Bill Carlos
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Bill Carlos
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1986
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Total Area: 9 Hectares
    Latitude: 39.5445200
    Longitude: -119.8213310
    Annual Rainfall: 203 mm
    Altitude: 1300.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 9
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 125000
    Number of Volunteers: 50

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 4600
  • Special Collections:The collection includes, high desert elevation great basin plants & inter mountain west species. Also included are coniferous and alpine forest species along with pinyon juniper forest ecosystem taxa. Among the collection are Norther American species of oak, ash,locuts and maples and assorted cultivars. Riparium and wetland species live among the streams and in the wetland area.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

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