Utah State University Botanical Center

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United States of America - Utah - Kaysville

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Utah State University Botanical Center

The Utah Botanical Center is where Utah’s future grows as we address critical issues confronting people in our state and throughout the Intermountain West; increased urbanization and limited water supplies, diminishing public open space, and a shrinking resource base for native plants, wildlife, and wetlands. Through workshops, Utah State University courses and research, demonstration areas, community events and improving an important urban fishery, the UBC provides information and inspiration that can guide us to a more sustainable future.

The UBC demonstrates and practices sustainable principles which can significantly reduce impacts on the land and other valuable resources. Demonstrations use environmentally friendly products, recycled materials, and water-conserving landscapes. Sustainable home landscaping, wetland restoration, habitat creation, and water quality enhancement are all highlighted on public open space.

And while education and innovation are among our primary goals, we know that recreation and connecting with the outdoors can be an oasis for the soul in the midst of an increasingly busy world.

The UBC is the result of a shared vision and partnerships between Utah State University, public agencies, individuals, civic groups, businesses, and foundations–important alliances that are bringing the UBC to fruition.

Main Address:
Utah State University Botanical Center
920 South 50 West
P.O. Box 265
Utah 84037 United States of America

Telephone: (801) 593-8969
Fax: (801) 546-1699
URL: http://utahbotanicalcenter.org/
Primary Email: ubc@usu.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: David Anderson, Director
    Curator's Name: Richard Anderson, Greenhouse and Nursery Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    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: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 2001
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 37 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 40 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.0352216
    Longitude: -111.9385521
    Annual Rainfall: 432 mm
    Altitude: 1318.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1219 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 1524 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Utah Botanical Center
  • Local Address: 725 South Sego Lily Drive, P.O. Box 265
  • Locality: City: Kaysville
  • Locality: State: Utah

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
  • 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: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 10000
    Number of Volunteers: 10

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

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