Herrick Conservatory and Kent State University Campus

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United States of America - Ohio - Kent

Institution Code: KE

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Herrick Conservatory and Kent State University Campus

The Department of Biological Sciences Herrick Conservatory supports teaching and research in the department, and provides a showplace of botanical diversity for the university at large. The conservatory is named for emeritus faculty members Dr. J. Arthur and Margaret Herrick because of their long-standing support for the department.

The facility is divided into several rooms that provide specialized growth conditions. In addition to two large sunken areas that house tree-sized individuals, there are rooms for cacti and succulents, ferns and other humidity loving plants, carnivorous plants, and general tropical collections. In addition to these permanent collections, the conservatory houses research collections for Dr. Shirley Graham (Lythraceae) for use in her studies of the systematics of this group. Space is also available for other faculty members and for student research projects. The permanent collections are utilized for various courses in the department, especially BSCI 40275, Systematic Botany.

The collections manager is Mr. Chris Rizzo (672-2469). The Conservatory is attached to the north side of Cunningham Hall and is open weekdays from 9-5, and members of the university community are invited to visit.

Main Address:
Herrick Conservatory and Kent State University Campus
Department of Biological Sciences
Ohio 44242 United States of America

Telephone: (330) 672-2469
Fax: (330) 672-3713
URL: www.kent.edu/CAS/Biology/resources/conservatory.cfm
Primary Email: crizzo@kent.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. James Blank, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
    Curator's Name: Christopher Rizzo, Horticultural Facilities Director
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1978
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 41.1462090
    Longitude: -81.3411620
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:No information available.

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