Mobile Botanical Gardens

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United States of America - Alabama - Mobile

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Mobile Botanical Gardens

Located in the heart of Mobile, the Mobile Botanical Gardens - a 501(c)3 organization, was established in 1974 by a group of horticulturists to preserve the natural aspects of the local environment. Within its 100 acres are a Camellia Winter Garden, Fern Glade, Fragrance and Texture Garden, Herb Garden, Japanese Maple Garden, Rhododendron Garden, and collections of hollies, magnolias, roses, and perennials, as well as a 27 acre longleaf pine habitat.

Main Address:
Mobile Botanical Gardens
5151 Museum Drive
Alabama 36608 United States of America

Telephone: (251) 342-0555
Fax: (251) 342-3149
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Robin Krchak, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Amanda Wilkins
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Amanda Wilkins, Curator of Collections
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1974
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 20 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 20 Hectares
  • Total Area: 40 Hectares
    Latitude: 30.7036570
    Longitude: -88.1608000
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Mobile Botanical Gardens
  • Local Address: 5151 Museum Drive
  • Locality: City: Mobile
  • Locality: State: Alabama

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    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: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 20000
  • Special Collections:Kosaku Sawada WinterGarden, Pollinator Garden, Millie McConnell Rhododendron Garden, Aromi Azalea Garden, Fragrance and Texture Garden, Herb Garden, John Allen Smith Japanese Maple Garden, Longleaf Pine Forest, Katherine Shropshire Nature Trail; major collections: Rhododendron, Camellia, Ilex, Ericaceae, Theaceae
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    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: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

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