Arboreto di Arco - Parco Arciducale

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Italy - Trento

Institution Code: TRENT

BGCI Member: Yes

the palm grove with the castle in the background
the palm grove with the castle in the background

About the Arboreto di Arco - Parco Arciducale

Two small greenhouses to host citrus collections. These are built according to the traditional style employed in the 18th century "limonaie" (orangeries) that were once widespread along the western shores of Lake Garda and used for a local niche market

Main Address:
Arboreto di Arco - Parco Arciducale
c/o MUSE Museo delle scienze,
Corso della scienza, 3
I-38123 Italy

Telephone: 0461 270311
Fax: 0461 270322
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Michele Lanzinger
    Curator's Name: Dr. Costantino Bonomi
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Mr. Costantino Bonomi
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: Yes
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1876
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: No
  • Total Area: 1 Hectares
    Latitude: 46.0702
    Longitude: 11.1216
    Altitude: 86.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 70 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Arboreto di Arco, Parco Arciducale
  • Local Address: Via Lomego, strada per Laghel, Arco
  • Locality: City: Arco
  • Locality: State: Trentino

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 150000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 15000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 400
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 180
  • Special Collections:Many trees and shrubs typical of warm climates can thrive in this arboretum thanks to the 'quasi-mediterranean' microclimate granted by the proximity of Lake Garda. Key collections include therefore plants originating from the Mediterranean basin such as Quercus ilex, Myrtus communis, Arbutus unedo, Cupressus sempervirens, Nerium oleander, Spartium junceum, Pinus maritima, P. halepensis, P. pinea and from SE Asia such as Citruses, Cinnamomum camphora, Trachycarpus fortunei and various spcies of bamboos. Another special interest are American conifers such as Sequoia sempervirens, Chamaecyparis lawsonoiana and Cupressus lusitanica.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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