Living Collection

The living collection at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden is presented geographically.
As of July, 2015, the breakdown of our collection is as follows:

Dudleya farinosa, seathrift (Armeria maritima) and manzanita uva-ursi in the Sea Bluff section

Dudleya, seathrift and manzanita in the Sea Bluff section
Photo by Stephen Joseph

Section
Sierran
Shasta-Klamath
Redwood
Southern California
Valley-Foothill
Santa Lucia
Channel Islands
Sea Bluff
Pacific Rainforest
Franciscan
Canyon (non-geographically assigned)
Subtotal
Accessions
819
502
462
457
296
231
220
214
182
102
157
3,642

Additional sections and special collections (not necessarily geographically based):

Yerba mansa (Anemopsis californica), growing by the pond.

Yerba mansa, growing by the pond
Photo by Stephen Joseph

Section
Bulb Beds (one in Sierran section, two near the glasshouse)
Site Natives (scattered around the garden)
Pond (in Sierran section)
Coastal Dunes (in Santa Lucia section)
Calochortus (scattered around the garden)
Experimental (near the glass house)
Antioch Dunes, Contra Costa County (in Valley-Foothill section)
Wild Meadow (near the glasshouse)
Miscellaneous
Subtotal
Accessions
91
75
70
43
26
23
14
14
14
370

The total number of living accessions currently growing in the ground at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden from known wild sources is 4,012. An additional 700+ accessions from the wild are growing in containers or are held in both long-term and short-term seed banks. The number of living accessions in our botanic garden changes frequently as we constantly add new collections and as plants naturally age and eventually die.

 
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