Morden Arboretum Research Station

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Institution Code: MORDE

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Morden Arboretum Research Station

The Department of Agriculture in 1915 established the Research Centre, thanks, in part, to the horticultural work previously done by pioneer A.P. Stevenson. It was originally started as an experimental farm to conduct research and demonstrate to farmers better methods of growing their crops and the use of trees and shrubs to beautify and protect their land. The location was selected because of our long growing season, notably the greatest number of frost free days on the prairies.

The Morden Research Centre specializes in developing improved varieties, production and protection practices to enhance the marketability of ornamentals, flax, field peas and beans for the prairie region.

The Centre is one of 18 establishments in Canada directed by the Research Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. It comprises a land base of 254 hectares, a 5,100 m2 office and laboratory complex opened in 1989, and a staff of twenty-six A-base funded personnel.

The Centre has a state-of-the-art quarantine flax rust laboratory and a large Arboretum containing more than 3,000 different woody ornamentals on 26 hectares. The Centre's scientists and biologists are trained and experienced in plant breeding, plant pathology, plant physiology, and agronomy.

Main Address:
Morden Arboretum Research Station
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station
100-101 Route 100, P.O. Box 3001
Manitoba R6M 1Y5 Canada

Telephone: (204) 822-4471
Fax: (204) 983-4604
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Scott Duguid
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1924
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 26 Hectares
  • Latitude: 49.184
    Longitude: -98.09163
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 26
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 3000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3000
  • Special Collections:mostly woody ornamental

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    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: Yes
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

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