Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden

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United States of America - Massachusetts - South Hadley

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden

Plants are essential to life. Through its programs and collections the Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden promotes an understanding and appreciation of the botanical world by serving as a plant-based resource for education, research, conservation and inspiration. (Mission statement, 7 December 2017).

Main Address:
Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden
50 College Street
South Hadley
Massachusetts 01075 United States of America

Telephone: (413) 538-2137
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Thomas Clark
    Curator's Name: Thomas Clark
    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: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1878
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 42.257399
    Longitude: -72.572663
    Altitude: 61.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 557 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 2000
    Arboretum: Yes
  • 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: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 15000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:orchids, cacti and succulents, ferns, begonias, bromeliads, aquatic plants as well as other tropical and subtropical plants

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes