Herbarium details: Christchurch Botanic Gardens (CHBG)

Address:

Parks & Waterways Unit
Christchurch City Council
PO Box 237 Christchurch

Christchurch Botanic Gardens (CHBG)

Phone:

+64 3 364 7584

Fax:

+64 3 366 6836

Links:

Location

Level 1 of the Botanic Gardens Nursery.

Background

Foundation

c. 1904

Status

Local Authority.

Functions

To provide a herbarium record of the Botanic Gardens living plant collections and to extend the herbarium to represent both Canterbury’s native flora and New Zealand native cultivars.  To support plant identification, research and teaching.

Scope of Collections

c. 1905 – 1980’s comprising largely of New Zealand native cultivars and exotic cultivars.

Number of Collections

c. 8000 specimens

Computerisation

Excel spreadsheet (interim).

Important collections

The Armstrong Herbarium c. 1862–1926 with 2607 specimens largely from the Canterbury Province.  Although bequeathed to the Botanic Gardens, the collection is on long term loan at the Allan Herbarium, Landcare Research.

Staff and Research

No fulltime staff

Herbarium Curator: Sue Molloy, Botanical Resources Coordinator