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Jardin Botanico "Viera y Clavijo"

Spain - Islas Canarias - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Institution Code: LPA

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

The garden is concerned with protecting 
endemic plants
The garden is concerned with protecting endemic plants

About the Jardin Botanico "Viera y Clavijo"

Ubicado en LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, se encuentra a la altura del Km. 7 de la carretera del centro entre los barrios de Tafira Baja y Tafira Alta, y pertenece al Cabildo de Gran Canaria.

Las actividades principales de este Jardín Botánico están orientadas al conocimiento científico de la diversidad florística exclusiva del Archipiélago Canario en particular y de la Región Macaronésica en general, y a su divulgación mediante los programas de educación ambiental.

El Jardín, que es el mas grande de España, con más de 27 hectáreas se ha convertido a través de los años en un modelo para la CONSERVACIÓN de la flora endémica local.

Main Address:
Jardin Botanico "Viera y Clavijo"
Apartado de Correos 14 de Tafira Alta
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Islas Canarias 35017 Spain

Telephone: +34 928 219582/9583/9580
Fax: +34 928 219581
URL: http://www.step.es/jardcan/
Primary Email: dbramwell@grancanaria.com

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. David Bramwell
    Curator's Name: Alicia Roca Salinas
    Plant Records Officer's Name: David Bramwell
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 25
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number: 12
    Administration Staff Number: 5

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1952
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 20 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Total Area: 27 Hectares
    Latitude: 28.0450
    Longitude: -15.4765
    Annual Rainfall: 536 mm
    Altitude: 240.00 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 800 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 40000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 200000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1690
  • Special Collections:Endemic plants of Macaronesia especially the Canary Islands,Cactaceae and African succulents (2,000 taxa), ornamental garden of native plants, Tillandsia, subtropical island endemics. Seed bank of native plants, including +2,000 accessions of 400 endemic.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes