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Leuven Botanic Garden

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Belgium - Leuven

Institution Code: LEUVE

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Leuven Botanic Garden

Founded in 1738, the Hortus Botanicus Lovaniensis is the oldest botanical garden in Belgium.
If nothing else, the Botanic Garden with the neo-classical orangery, tropical greenhouse and abundance of plants and flowers is bound to attract many visitors.
Thanks to the latest restaurations and recent plannings the botanical garden shows a new appearance.

Main Address:
Leuven Botanic Garden
Kruidtuin Stad Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 30, B-3000 Leuven
B-3000 Belgium

Telephone: 32 (0)16 23 24 00
Fax: 32 (0)16 22 75 58
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Paul Uyttebroeck
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 2 Hectares
    Latitude: 50.8833
    Longitude: 4.7000
    Annual Rainfall: 720 mm
    Altitude: 24.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 700 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 95

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2000
  • Special Collections:Camellia, Hosta, Malus & Pyrus, bulbsyes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes