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Polish Academy of Sciences Botanical Garden Center for Biological Diversity Conservation in Powsin

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Poland - Warsaw

Institution Code: WARS

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Polish Academy of Sciences Botanical Garden Center for Biological Diversity Conservation in Powsin

The Botanical Garden was officially founded in 1974 as an independent research unit of the Academy of Sciences. However, since 1970, it has acted as the Department for Crop Germplasm Conservation of the Institute of Plant Genetics.

In the last 15 years, new gardens of ornamental plants including bulb plants and roses, a big rock garden devoted to Polish mountainous plants and new modern greenhouses (1 300 m2) for tropical, subtropical and desert plants have been opened to public visitors.

The Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences (BG PAS) is a special institution of broad activity. On one hand, BG PAS is a research institution dealing with plants in the areas of botany, physiology biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, ecology and horticultural sciences. On the other hand, the garden serves to the public as an institution for popularization of knowledge about plants, an education centre and a place of recreation.

In 1997 the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Sciences changed the name to Botanical Garden – Centre for Biological Diversity Conservation. This new name better reflects the specificity and activity of this institution.

Main Address:
Polish Academy of Sciences Botanical Garden Center for Biological Diversity Conservation in Powsin
ul. Prawdziwka 2
Warsaw
02-973 Poland

Telephone: 48 22 754 2610
Fax: 48 22 757 6645
URL: http://www.ogrod-powsin.pl/
Primary Email: bgpas@obpan.eu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Paweł Kojs PhD
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 24
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number: 19
    Administration Staff Number: 26

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1974
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 52.2296
    Longitude: 21.0122
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 6
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 9014
  • Special Collections:Dendrological collection of ornamental trees and shrubs - Arboretum
    Collection of Polish flora
    Collection of ornamental perennials
    Collection of bulbous, rhizomatous and tuberosus plants
    Collection of vegetable plants
    The pomology collection
    National collection of varieties of roses
    Collection of medicinal plants
    Collection of weeds
    Collection of tropical and subtropical plants

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes