Timaru Botanic Garden

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New Zealand - Timaru

Institution Code: TIM

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

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About the Timaru Botanic Garden

Please note: we no longer produce an Index Seminum.

Main Address:
Timaru Botanic Garden
Parks and Recreation Department, City Council, P.O. Box 522, TIMARU, New Zealand.
New Zealand

Telephone: (03) 6877200
Fax: (03) 6877206
URL: www.timaru.govt.nz
Primary Email: enquiry@timdc.govt.nz

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: W F C STEANS
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Peter Thomson
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number:
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 4

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 20 Hectares
    Latitude: -44.409305
    Longitude: 171.25428
    Annual Rainfall: 541 mm
    Altitude: 30.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 294 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 461 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name:
  • Local Address: 26 King Street
  • Locality: City: Timaru
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 600
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 5
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 1740
  • Special Collections:Roses species and cultivars, Erica, Camellia, conifers, herbaceous, herbs, legumes, annuals. New Zealand Native flora, South Canterbury plants, Coprosma, Carmichaelia, Ferns. Also South American, Australian, Chinese, Mediterranean, Canary Island, cacti, succulents, pinetum, trees, Malus, Crataegus, Rhododendron, Fuchsia cultivars, exotic shrubs and conservatory plants. Recently, added Native Divaricating Plants.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Medicinal Plant Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Education: 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