University of Alabama Arboretum

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United States of America - Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Institution Code: UALAR

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

ArbNet Accredited: Level II

Main Address:
University of Alabama Arboretum
Box 870344
Alabama 35487- 344 United States of America

Telephone: (205) 553-3278
Fax: (205) 553-3728
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Monica H. Moss Watkins, Arboretum Director
    Curator's Name: Dr. Michael R. McKain
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1958
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 24 Hectares
    Latitude: 33.1915500
    Longitude: -87.4787000
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 24
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Cupressaceae, Cyrillaceae, Ericaceae, Pinaceae, Taxodiaceae, Theaceae, Acer (9 spp., 11 taxa), Corus (5 spp., 5 taxa), Ilex (14 spp., 14 taxa), woody plants native to south eastern United States.
  • Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Programme: Yes