Waite Arboretum

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Australia - South Australia - Adelaide

Institution Code: WAITE

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Waite Arboretum

The Waite Arboretum contains over 2,200 trees (~880 species)from around the world growing under a natural rainfall of 625 mm. Special collections include eucalypts (~340 species), ornamental pears (26 species & cultivars), oaks (65 species) and banksias (50 species. There is a Palm & Cycad walk, a watercourse and outdoor sculptures.

Main Address:
Waite Arboretum
University of Adelaide, Waite Campus,
Cnr Fullarton & Cross Roads, Urrbrae
South Australia 5064 Australia

Telephone: 61 (0)8 8303 7405
Fax: 61 (0)8 8303 6826
URL: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/waite-historic/arboretum/
Primary Email: arboretum@adelaide.edu.au

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Kate Delaporte
    Curator's Name: Dr Kate L. Delaporte
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1928
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 29 Hectares
  • Total Area: 30 Hectares
    Latitude: -34.9654
    Longitude: 138.62816
    Annual Rainfall: 624 mm
    Altitude: 100.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 30
  • 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: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 20000
    Number of Volunteers: 50

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2200
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 880
  • Special Collections:60 % of collection is Australian flora. 2,200 Trees, 880 species in 200 genera, especially Eucalyptus, Casuarina, Melaleuca, Pinus, Pyrus, Quercus.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes