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Botanischer Garten der Universität Heidelberg

Germany - Deutschland - Heidelberg

Institution Code: HEID

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y

Main Address:
Botanischer Garten der Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 340
D-69120 Germany - Deutschland

Telephone: +49(0)6221- 54 57 83
Fax: +49(0)6221- 54 6178
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Dr. Marcus Koch
    Curator's Name: Dr. Andreas Franzke
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr. Andreas Franzke
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 20
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Y
  • Date founded: 1593
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 49.4166
    Longitude: 8.6666
    Annual Rainfall: 745 mm
    Altitude: 110.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 4000 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 350000
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 2
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 50000
    Number of Volunteers: 4

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 17998
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 11022
  • Special Collections:Succulents, orchids, bromeliads. Madagascar succulents (1501 accessions, 847 ssp.), Old world succulents incl. Mad. (3563 accessions, 2314 spp.), New World succulents (2342 accessions, 1695 spp.), tropical orchids (4852 accessions, 3510 spp.), Bromeliaceae (2854 accessions, 1145 spp.),Brassicaceae (5,000 accessions including germplasm collection).
  • ABS Policy: Y
    Plant Collection Policy: Y

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Medicinal Plant Programme: N
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: N
    Reintroduction Programme: N

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Y
    Conservation - Genetics: Y
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Y
    Ecology: Y
    Education: Y
    Molecular Genetics: Y
    Pollination Biology: Y
    Seed/Spore Biology: Y
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Y

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
    Courses for University/College Students: Y
    Courses for General Public: Y
    Education Programme: Y
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