Dame Ella Campbell Herbarium MPN

About the herbarium

Located in Palmerston North New Zealand, Massey University’s Dame Ella Campbell Herbarium welcomes all to share in the rich botanical history that we house.

Our collection

We have around 40,000 databased plant specimens, with many thousands more to be catalogued.

Find out more about our collection.


If you are a researcher, you can borrow specimens from our collection for your work through an institutional loan. Contact us to find out more. 

Dame Ella Campbell

Our namesake was a passionate botanist, contributing extensively to the knowledge of native New Zealand plants during her 50-year career. 

News and publications

Our collections have recently relocated to a new purpose-built space in Massey's AgHortC building.

Find out more about our news and publications

Contact or visit us

Visitors are welcome to the herbarium by appointment only. Please contact the curator, Jennifer Tate, to arrange an appointment.


Dame Ella Campbell Herbarium 
Massey University
AgHortC building
Turitea campus, Palmerston North


Phone: +64-6-356-9099 ext. 84718
Fax: +64-6-350-5682