Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, The

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United States of America - Pennsylvania - Ambler

Institution Code: TUAP

BGCI Member: Yes

Formal Perennial Garden
Formal Perennial Garden

About the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, The

The Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler is an accessible, historic, public garden within a respected institution of higher education. Its mission is to serve as a living, learning laboratory that promotes love and knowledge of horticulture, understanding of the relationship between people and the environment, and awareness of both the need for and means to achieve greater environmental responsibility. The Landscape Arboretum is committed to celebrating the achievements of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women and preserving the historic significance of the campus.

Its three areas of focus are sustainability, the health benefits of gardens, and the history of women in horticulture, agriculture, and design.

Main Address:
Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, The
Ambler Arboretum
580 Meeting House Road
Pennsylvania 19002 United States of America

Telephone: (267) 468-8181
Fax: (267) 468-8188
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Kathleen Salisbury, Director
    Curator's Name: Cat Meholic, Curatorial Horticulturist
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
  • Date founded: 2000
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 72 Hectares
    Latitude: 40.1658530
    Longitude: -75.1951480
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Ambler Arboretum of Temple University
  • Local Address: 580 Meetinghouse Road
  • Locality: City: Ambler
  • Locality: State: Pennsylvania

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 75
  • 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: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 3000
    Number of Volunteers: 50

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 933
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 549
  • Special Collections:Acer (10 spp., 10 taxa), Chamaecyparis (7 spp., 7 taxa), Cornus (8 spp., 8 taxa), Cononeaster (9 spp., 9 taxa), Ilex (19 spp., 19 taxa), Juniperus (11 taxa), Lonicera (4 spp., 5 taxa), Malus (7 taxa), Picea (6 spp., 7 taxa), Pinus (13 spp., 15 taxa), Prun
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

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