University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

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United States of America - Wisconsin - Madison

Institution Code: WIS

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum
1207 Seminole Highway
Wisconsin 53711-3726 United States of America

Telephone: (608) 262-2746
Fax: (608) 262-5209
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Karen Oberhauser, Director
    Curator's Name: David Stevens, Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name: David Stevens, Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Curator
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1934
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 485 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 15 Hectares
  • Total Area: 500 Hectares
    Latitude: 43.0391920
    Longitude: -89.4435850
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 2500
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 500
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Acer (91 taxa), Juniperus (112 taxa), Malus (144 taxa), Picea (55 taxa), Pinus (55 taxa), Syringa (282 taxa), Thuja (69 taxa), Viburnum (55 taxa), Amelanchier cvs, Juniperus cvs, Malus cvs, Potentilla cvs, Buxus cvs, Forsythia cvs, Rosa cvs, Spiraea cvs,
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

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