Manuscript & Photograph Collections
Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation Collection

The Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation Collection is the organizational and research records of an association of California horticulturalists active from 1952 to 2006. The Foundation's goal was to improve and enrich western ornamental horticulture through the promotion of shade trees, California native plants, and drought-tolerant plants. In 2006 the Foundation's Board of Trustees opted to disband, satisfied that the Foundation had met its mission. At this time, the Foundation donated its archives to the University of California, Davis Special Collections in 2006 along with a generous donation to support the archival processing and promotion of the collection.

The Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation Collection spans the years 1938-2008 (bulk 1950-1998) and includes minutes, correspondence, financial records, research notes and data, project plans, and photographs relating to the Foundation's operation and horticultural research.

The finding aid for the Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation collection is available at the Online Archive of California (http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt3m3nd10c).

Patent for Magnolia grandiflora

Patent for Magnolia grandiflora "Samuel Sommer"
filed by the Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation