Fundacion Sales Xardin Arboretum

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Spain - Pontevedra - Vigo

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Fundacion Sales Xardin Arboretum

Francisco de Sales Covelo, Landscape Architect, Nursery owner bought this land in 1962 and created his house, his studio and his beloved botanical garden.
After his death in 2002, the estate became a Foundation Trust in his name, Fundación Sales, whose main objective is to conserve the garden.
The climatic conditions of the garden, with an annual rainfall of 1600 mm, average temperature of 13,6º C, mild Summers and Winters, with high relative humidity during the whole year and the acid terrain make them suitable for many sub-tropical and tropical species.
The garden has over 850 different plant species.

Main Address:
Fundacion Sales Xardin Arboretum
Avenida de Europa 52
Pontevedra 36212 Spain

Telephone: 0034-986-240882
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Oliver Weiss
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1962
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 1 Hectares
    Latitude: 42.215189
    Longitude: -8.763106
    Annual Rainfall: 1960 mm
    Altitude: 35.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 500 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 300 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Xardín Botánico Fundación Sales
  • Local Address: Avenida de Europa, 52
  • Locality: City: 36212 Vigo
  • Locality: State: Pontevedra

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 4000
    Number of Volunteers: 10

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 850
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 150
  • Special Collections:The most important trees and shrubs are:

    Bauhinia forficata
    Calodendrum cápense
    Corymbia ficifolia
    Cyathea cooperi
    Cycas circinalis
    Dicksonia antárctica
    Dicksonia squarrosa
    Gardenia thunbergia
    Ilex verticillata
    Magnolia macrophylla
    Nelumbo nucifera ssp. komarovii
    Ochna serrulata
    Phyllostachys heterocycla
    Pittosporum napaulense
    Pleioblastus viridi-striatus
    Podocarpus macrophyllus
    Poncirus trifoliata
    Schefflera pueckleri
    Strelitzia nicolai
    Taxodium distichum
    Ulmus x hollandica ‘Dampieri Aurea’
    Victoria cruziana
    Woodwardia radicans
    Wollemia nobilis

    Of ornamental value are:
    Bougainvillea glabra
    Camelia sasanqua “Pink Plantation”
    Cornus florida
    Cryptomeria japonica
    Daphne odora
    Ginkgo biloba
    Gunnera manicata
    Hardenbergia vilocea
    Howea fosteriana
    Lagerstroemia indica
    Magnolio grandiflora
    Magnolia x soulangeana
    Macfadenya unguis-cati
    Paulownia tomentosa
    Pittosporum undulatum
    Prunus serrulata “Kanzan”
    Sequoia sempervirens
    Strelitzia nicolai
    Syzygium australe
    Ulmus glabra “Camperdownii”
    Washingtonia robusta
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes