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Stichting Botanische Tuin Kerkrade

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Netherlands - Zuid-Limburg - Kerkrade

Institution Code: KERKR

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Stichting Botanische Tuin Kerkrade

The garden was established in 1939 on initiative of the State Coal Mines and is situated in the city of Kerkrade. The size of the garden is 1,6 ha which includes a conservatory, rockgarden and a small arboretum. The collection counts 4000 accessions, including about 300 endemics from Madagascar,mainly succulents. The English landscape garden is a national monument,
designed by the Dutch landscape architect John Bergmans (1892-1980). The regional Nature and Environmental Educational Center, CNME Parkstad Limburg, resorts under the garden's administration. This center offers educational programs for about 500 local schools.
The staff includes 8 full time positions, 9 temporary positions and 40 volonteers.
The garden is member of the Dutch Association of Botanic Gardens (DABG / NVBT) en de Dutch National Plant Collection Foundation (SNP / DNPCF).

Main Address:
Stichting Botanische Tuin Kerkrade
St Hubertuslaan 74
Kerkrade
Zuid-Limburg 6467CK Netherlands

Telephone: 0458200048
Fax: 0455418396
URL: http://www.botatuin.nl/
Primary Email: directie@botatuin.nl

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Harrie van Beers
    Curator's Name: Ben Groen
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Ben Groen
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1939
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 2 Hectares
    Latitude: 50.8649
    Longitude: 6.0630
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Stichting Botanische Tuin kerkrade
  • Local Address: St. Hubertuslaan 74 6467 CK Kerkrade
  • Locality: City: Kerkrade
  • Locality: State: Zuid-Limburg

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 30000
    Number of Volunteers: 40

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 4000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 3000
  • Special Collections:Member of NPC scheme specialising in succulent plants, especially from Madagskar. Also growing conifers, 250 species, including Sciadopitys verticillata

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes