The John F. Kennedy Arboretum

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Ireland - Co Wexford - New Ross

Institution Code: JFKA

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
The John F. Kennedy Arboretum
The Office of Public Works, New Ross,Co Wexford, Ireland
New Ross
Co Wexford Y34 KA48 Ireland

Telephone: 051 881713
Fax: 051 388172
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Matthew Jebb
    Curator's Name: Paul Maher
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 12
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1968
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 252 Hectares
    Latitude: 52.3958
    Longitude: -6.9459
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Number of Visitors: 110000

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 4500
  • Special Collections:Trees and shrubs (7,800 plants, representing 6,500 accessions, 4,500 taxa, 2,200 species and 330 genera). Provenance display, 8 ha. 7 species, 226 provs. IUFRO Seed Source. Aceraceae, Aquifoliaceae, Berberidaceae, Betulaceae, Cupressaceae, Ericaceae, Faga

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes