Le Jardin Ombragé

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United States of America - Florida - Tallahassee

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BGCI Member: No

Le Jardin Ombragé with helper Stella
Le Jardin Ombragé with helper Stella

About the Le Jardin Ombragé

Le Jardin Ombragé is a private garden specializing in the plant family Costaceae (spiral gingers, a/k/a cañagria). Most of these plants are grown in containers, kept in the greenhouse during the winter and moved outdoors in summer. The collections include 277 accessions of Costaceae, 199 distinct taxa including cultivars. Many of these are not in cultivation anywhere else except in a few public botanical gardens where clones have been sent as backup.

Main Address:
Le Jardin Ombragé
1411 Lucy Street
Florida 32308 United States of America

Telephone: 850-878-4955
URL: http://www.gingersrus.com
Primary Email: skinnerd@nettally.com

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dave Skinner
    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: Private Collection
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1995
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 30.45
    Longitude: -84.262
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

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

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 391
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 210
  • Special Collections:Plant acession numbers listed here include only currently living plants of the family Costaceae. Other, more commonly cultivated plants in the family Zingiberaceae are also maintained in the garden.
  • 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: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

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