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Encyclopedia > Rutgers Gardens

Rutgers Gardens (50 acres) are horticultural, display, and botanical gardens, including arboretums, located at on the campus of Cook College, Rutgers University, 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The gardens are open daily without fee. Inside the United States Botanic Garden Botanical gardens grow a wide variety of plants both for scientific purposes and for the enjoyment and education of visitors. ... An arboretum is a botanical garden primarily devoted to trees and other woody plants, forming a living collection of trees intended at least partly for scientific study. ... Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the largest institution for higher education in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... New Brunswick is a City located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, 31 miles (50 km) southwest of New York City on the Raritan River about 15 miles (24 km) from its mouth. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... State nickname: The Garden State Official languages None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting, Outgoing Jon Corzine (D) (Governor-Elect) Senators Jon Corzine (D) (Outgoing) Bob Menendez (D) (named as Corzines replacement) Frank Lautenberg (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 47th 22...


The gardens were first established in 1927, and are horticultural collections arranged in garden settings. Current collections include:

  • American Hollies - the largest collection of American Hollies in the world, according to Rutgers, including selections from Dr. Elwin Orton's Ilex opaca breeding programs.
  • Bamboo Forest - a large grove of evergreen bamboo (Phyllostachys nuda), originally planted in the 1950s, with a winding path and bridge across a small stream.
  • Donald B. Lacey Display Garden - unusual and colorful annuals, tropicals, herbs, and vegetables.
  • Ornamental Tree Collection - unusual small trees, including India Quassiawood (Picrasma ailanthoides), the state's largest Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum), a very large Persian Ironwood (Parrotia persica), and a fine Cornus kousa var. chinensis.
  • Rhododendron and Azalea Garden - small trees and groundcovers, with a variety of shrubs focusing on rhododendrons. The collection started in the 1930s and now includes Cornus kousa, Davidia involucrata, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, and Rhododendron mucronulatum.
  • Roy H. De Boer Evergreen Garden (1958) - fine specimens of Pinus strobus 'Pendula', Tsuga Canadensis 'Sargentii', and many other cedars, pines, spruces, and firs.
  • Shrub Collection - hybrid and species lilacs (dating from 1927) and other shrubs, including Buddleia alternifolia, Corylopsis spicata, Diervilla lonicera, and Hamamelis vernalis. The garden also includes two notable trees: Magnolia kobus and Magnolia virginiana.

This article is about the plant type. ... Diversity Around 91 genera and 1,000 species Subtribes Arthrostylidiinae Arundinariinae Bambusinae Chusqueinae Guaduinae Melocanninae Nastinae Racemobambodinae Shibataeinae See the full Taxonomy of the Bambuseae. ... Categories: Plant stubs ... A herb (pronounced hurb in Commonwealth English and urb in American English) is a plant grown for culinary, medicinal, or in some cases even spiritual value. ... Vegetables in a market Vegetable is a culinary term denoting any part of a plant that is commonly consumed by humans as food, but is not regarded as a culinary grain, fruit, nut, herb, or spice. ... Species See text. ... Species About 450-500; see text Berberis thunbergii shoot with fruit Berberis is a genus of about 450-500 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs from 1-5 m tall with thorny shoots, native to the temperate and subtropical regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. ... Species See text Ceanothus L., is a genus of about 50-60 species of shrubs or small trees in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae. ... Species About 400; see text Hypericum is a genus of about 400 species of flowering plants in the family Clusiaceae, formerly often treated separately in their own family the Hypericaceae. ... Species 50-55 species; see text. ... Species See text Sedum is a large genus of the Crassulaceae, representing about 400 species of leaf succulents, found throughout the northern hemisphere, varying from annual groundcovers to shrubs. ... Acer can refer to one of the following: For the company named Acer, see Acer (company). ... Binomial name Parrotia persica (DC.) C.A.Mey. ... Species See text. ... Subgenera Azaleastrum Candidastrum Hymenanthes Mumeazalea Pentanthera Rhododendron Therorhodion Tsutsusi Source: RBG, Edinburgh Rhododendron (from the Greek: rhodos, rose; dendron, tree) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae. ... Species See text. ... Species Davidia involucrata - Dove tree The Dove tree, Davidia involucrata, is a medium-sized deciduous tree, usually placed in the Tupelo Family (Nyssaceae), but sometimes included (with the tupelos) in the Dogwood Family (Cornaceae), and yet by others given family status of its own: the family Davidiaceae. ... Binomial name Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu & Cheng The Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) is a fast growing tree in the conifer family Cupressaceae native to the Sichuan-Hubei region of China. ... Subgenera Azaleastrum Candidastrum Hymenanthes Mumeazalea Pentanthera Rhododendron Therorhodion Tsutsusi Source: RBG, Edinburgh Rhododendron (from the Greek: rhodos, rose; dendron, tree) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae. ... This article deals with the tree; for the e-mail client see Pine email client Species About 115. ... Species Eastern Hemlock Carolina Hemlock Taiwan Hemlock Northern Japanese Hemlock Himalayan Hemlock Forrests Hemlock Western Hemlock Mountain Hemlock Southern Japanese Hemlock Tsuga is a genus of conifers in the family Pinaceae. ... Species Cedrus deodara Cedrus libani    var. ... Species About 115. ... Species About 35; see text. ... FIR may stand for: finite impulse response (a property of some digital filters) far infrared, i. ... Species Aesculus arguta: Texas Buckeye Aesculus californica: California Buckeye Aesculus chinensis: Chinese Horse-chestnut Aesculus flava (): Yellow Buckeye Aesculus glabra: Ohio Buckeye Aesculus hippocastanum: Common Horse-chestnut Aesculus indica: Indian Horse-chestnut Aesculus neglecta: Dwarf Buckeye Aesculus parviflora: Bottlebrush Buckeye Aesculus pavia: Red Buckeye Aesculus sylvatica: Painted Buckeye Aesculus turbinata... Species See text Cedrela is a genus of seven species in the mahogany family Meliaceae. ... Species About 5-10 species including: Tetradium danielii - Korean Euodia Tetradium hupehensis - Hubei Euodia Tetradium is a genus of about 5 to 10 species of trees in the family Rutaceae, occurring in temperate to tropical east Asia. ... The Genus of certain trees ... This article is about oaks (Quercus desert-oak is unrelated, and instead belongs to the genus Allocasuarina. ... Species About 30; see text Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees, native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, in Asia (where the greatest species diversity is found), Europe and eastern North America; it is absent from western North America. ... Species See text. ... Species About 100 species, including: Buddleja albiflora Buddleja alternifolia Buddleja americana Buddleja asiatica Buddleja auriculata Buddleja australis Buddleja bhutanica Buddleja candida Buddleja colvilei Buddleja crispa Buddleja crotonoides Buddleja curviflora Buddleja davidii Buddleja delavayi Buddleja fallowiana Buddleja forrestii Buddleja globosa Buddleja indica Buddleja japonica Buddleja lindleyana Buddleja madagascariensis Buddleja marrubiifolia Buddleja... Species Diervilla sessilifolia Diervilla lonicera Diervilla rivularis Bush Honeysuckle is a name given to any of three species of deciduous shrubs of the genus Diervilla in the family Caprifoliaceae. ... Species Hamamelis japonica Hamamelis mollis Hamamelis vernalis Hamamelis virginiana Witch-hazel is the common name for a genus of shrubs Hamamelis in the family Hamamelidaceae, with four species, two in North America ( and ), and one each in Japan () and China (). The Persian Ironwood, a closely related tree formerly treated as... Species See text Magnolia is a large genus of about 120 flowering plant species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae. ... Species See text Magnolia is a large genus of about 120 flowering plant species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae. ...

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