Donald E. Davis Arboretum

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United States of America - Alabama - Auburn

Institution Code: AUA

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level III

About the Donald E. Davis Arboretum

The Davis Arboretum is an Auburn University facility dedicated to the display of native woody plants of the Southeastern United States. It is a teaching resource for the University as well as the region. In addition to displaying native plants, it is our goal to promote ecological education through the study and observation of plants and their natural habitats.

Our mission is to promote the understanding of, and appreciation for, the natural world, emphasizing native southeastern plants and other associated organisms.

Main Address:
Donald E. Davis Arboretum
Auburn University
101 Rouse Life Science Building
Alabama 36849 United States of America

Telephone: (334) 844-5700
Fax: (334) 844-1656
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Morgan Beadles
    Curator's Name: Patrick Thompson
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Patrick Thompson
  • 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: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1963
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 6 Hectares
  • Total Area: 6 Hectares
    Latitude: 32.5963208
    Longitude: -85.4817256
    Annual Rainfall: 1428 mm
    Altitude: 270.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 6
  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 5000
    Number of Volunteers: 50

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2510
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 860
  • Special Collections:Native Alabama species, with good representations of Quercus, Rhododendron, Vaccinium, Ilex, Trillium, and Sarracenia
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes