University of Rhode Island Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Rhode Island - Kingston

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the University of Rhode Island Botanical Garden

The University of Rhode Island has a long and distinguished history as Rhode Island’s agricultural and Land Grant institution. An important part of this history over the past 100 years has included teaching Horticultural Science and planting trees on the Kingston campus. Formal Gardens were created here over 50 years ago. They are now known as the URI Botanical Gardens, started in 1991 with a donation from the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association. The 4.5 acre Botanical Gardens and Horridge Conservatory now rank among the most beautiful places on the URI campus, frequented and treasured by URI faculty, staff, and students. The Gardens are also a valuable teaching and research tool and a model of sustainable landscaping for URI students and faculty from many departments, as well as appreciative visitors from all over New England. Along with the contiguous 1,200 acres of the Everett P. Christopher Arboretum, the URI Botanical Gardens have become a horticultural gem in southern New England.

Main Address:
University of Rhode Island Botanical Garden
Department of Plant Sciences and Entomology
215 Woodward Hall
Rhode Island 02881 United States of America

Telephone: (401) 874-5372
Fax: (401) 874-2494
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Brian Maynard, Professor
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1940
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 2 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.4888700
    Longitude: 71.5254730
    Annual Rainfall: 1267 mm
    Altitude: 30.40 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 186 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: The Everett P Christopher Arboretum encompasses the entire University of Rhode Island Kingston Campus.
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: URI Botanical gardens
  • Local Address: 3 East Alumni Ave, Kingston, RI 02881
  • Locality: City: Kingston
  • Locality: State: Rhode Island

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 485
  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes