University of Reading Herbarium & Plant Identification Service

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United Kingdom - Reading

Institution Code: BG5741

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

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Main Address:
University of Reading Herbarium & Plant Identification Service
The University of Reading
Whiteknights
Reading
RG6 6AS United Kingdom

Telephone: +44(0)118 378 5090
Fax:
URL: http://www.herbarium.rdg.ac.uk/
Primary Email: a.culham@reading.ac.uk

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Alastair Culham
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 51.44149
    Longitude: -0.93202
    Annual Rainfall: 650 mm
    Altitude: 65.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 300000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 10
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes