Dawyck Botanic Garden

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Institution Code: E

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Autumn colour at Dawyck Botanic Garden
Autumn colour at Dawyck Botanic Garden

About the Dawyck Botanic Garden

This woodland garden has more extreme temperatures and lower rainfall than the gardens on the west coast. With a long history of impressive botanically-minded owners, the garden boasts a large collection of rhododendrons and thousands of trees - some of which are recorded as the tallest of their kind in Britain. Herbaceous woodland plants such as Meconopsis (Himalayan poppy), Rogersiana, Ligularia, Hosta & Astillbe also grow well here.

Main Address:
Dawyck Botanic Garden
Peeblesshire EH45 9JU United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1721 760 254
Fax: 01721 760214
URL: www.rbge.org.uk
Primary Email: dawyck@rbge.org.uk

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Simon Milne
    Curator's Name: Graham Stewart
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Robert Cubey
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1978
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 25 Hectares
    Latitude: 55.603193
    Longitude: -3.32286
    Annual Rainfall: 780 mm
    Altitude: 180.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: This is a Regional(Satellite) Garden of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Features and Facilities

  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 20000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2274
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1261
  • Special Collections:Pinaceae, Rosaceae, Berberidaceae, Aceraceae, Betulaceae, Oleaceae, Fagaceae, Tiliaceae, Ericaceae. Abies, Picea, Pinus, Larix, Tsuga, Prunus, Sorbus, Cotoneaster, Spiraea, Berberis, Acer, Betula, Fraxinus, Fagus, Tilia, Rhododendron (especially from the sub-section Taliensia)

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes