White Fences Arboretum

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United States of America - Florida - Loxahatchee

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Sunset over the lake with old growth Pond Cypress stand.
Sunset over the lake with old growth Pond Cypress stand.

About the White Fences Arboretum

26-acre arboretum overlying an existing historic equestrian competition venue. Focus on selective breeding and propagation of superior tropical flowering tree cultivars. Extensive free hybrid trial tree distributions throughout the community as part of the breeding programs. Bombacaceae is by far the most well represented (sub)family. Expanding palm and conifer collections as well.

Main Address:
White Fences Arboretum
3978 Hanover Circle
Florida 3340 United States of America

Telephone: 954-803-6522
Primary Email: WhiteFencesArboretum@gmail.com

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Adam Pollak
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    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
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 9 Hectares
  • Total Area: 10 Hectares
    Latitude: 26.7279747
    Longitude: -80.3497723
    Annual Rainfall: 1600 mm
    Altitude: 6.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: White Fences Arboretum White Fences Equestrian Center
  • Local Address: 3978 Hanover Cir
  • Locality: City: Loxahatchee
  • Locality: State: Florida

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 6
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 1000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3500
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2000
  • Special Collections:Extensive collection of Bombacaceae, both species and natural & and cultivated hybrids. Large grafted collection of Ceiba (Chorisia) cultivars.

    Primary focus on tropical flowering trees, but other edible and agroforestry trees as well.

    Expanding palm and tropical (and subtropical-tolerant) conifer collections.

    Approximately 1,500 trial trees from our breeding programs are growing ex situ in parks and homeowner yards in surrounding communities.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    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: No
    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: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No