John C. Gifford Arboretum

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United States of America - Florida - Coral Gables

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BGCI Member: No

About the John C. Gifford Arboretum

The University of Miami's Gifford Arboretum contains 450+ trees maintained for education and research. Free and open to the public, it is a place of tranquility and beauty that also inspires interest in and appreciation for tropical plants. Its signage permits visitors to learn through QR codes for every plant.

Main Address:
John C. Gifford Arboretum
University of Miami, Department of Biology
1301 Memorial Drive, Cox Sci Cntr, Rm 231
Coral Gables
Florida 33146 United States of America

Telephone: (305) 284-1302
Fax: (305) 284-3039
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Stephen Pearson, Director
    Curator's Name: Ms. Anuradha Gunathilake, Aldridge Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Ms. Anuradha Gunathilake

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1947
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 25.7202260
    Longitude: -80.2718910
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes