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Jardín Botánico "Carlos Thays"

Argentina - Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires

Institution Code: BAJ

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: N

Main Address:
Jardín Botánico "Carlos Thays"
Av. Santa Fe 3951
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires 1425 Argentina

Telephone: 54 11 4833-3748
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Graciela Barreiro
    Curator's Name: Gabriela Benito
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Fernando Cano
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 20
    Educational Staff Number: 10
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 20

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: N
    Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: N
    Status: Municipal: N
  • Date founded: 1898
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: N
  • Total Area: 8 Hectares
    Latitude: -34.5828
    Longitude: -58.4190
    Annual Rainfall: 1027 mm
    Altitude: 25.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 700 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardin Botanico Carlos Thays
  • Local Address: Santa Fe 3951
  • Locality: City: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1500
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: N
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: N
    Retail Outlet: Shop: N
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: N
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 400000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1063
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 521
  • Special Collections:Plants of the template region of Argentina; cactaceae; cycadaceae; palms
  • Plant Collection Policy: Y

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: N
    Plant Breeding: Y
    Conservation - Biology: Y
    Conservation - Genetics: N
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Y
    Ecology: N
    Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Education: Y
    Ethnobotany: Y
    Exploration: N
    Floristics: N
    Horticulture: Y
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: N
    Molecular Genetics: N
    Pollination Biology: N
    Restoration Ecology: N
    Seed/Spore Biology: N
    Systematics and Taxonomy: N
    Sustainability: N
    Pharmacology: N
    Agriculture: N
    Land Restoration: N
    Urban Environments: Y

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Y
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: N
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: N
    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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