The Biodynamic Botanic Garden at Emerson College

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United Kingdom - East Sussex - Forest Row

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the The Biodynamic Botanic Garden at Emerson College

The Biodynamic Botanic Garden at Emerson College - which opens on May 11th 2019 - is a collaboration between Emerson College and the National Institute of Medical Herbalists Education Fund.
Its vision is to unite botany, herbal medicine and biodynamic principles into one garden to the mutual benefit of the local community, botanists, students, medical herbalists, Goethian scientists, anthroposophists, biodynamic gardeners and all Emerson guests.

Main Address:
The Biodynamic Botanic Garden at Emerson College
Emerson College
Hartfield Road
Forest Row
East Sussex RH18 5JX United Kingdom

Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Paul Hambly
    Curator's Name: Kirsten Hartvig
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Alice Livingstone
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 2018
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Total Area: 10 Hectares
    Latitude: 51.095643
    Longitude: 0.046168
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: The Biodynamic Botanic Garden at Emerson College
  • Local Address: Emerson College Hartfield Road Forest Row
  • Locality: City:
  • Locality: State: East Sussex

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 5

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Focus on medicinal plant species.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    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: Yes
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Education Programme: Yes