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Jardín Botánico "Carlos Thays"

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Argentina - Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires

Institution Code: BAJ

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level III

Main building
Main building

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: 10
    Administration Staff Number: 20

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
  • Date founded: 1898
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 8 Hectares
  • Total Area: 8 Hectares
    Latitude: -34.5828
    Longitude: -58.4190
    Annual Rainfall: 1300 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: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1500
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 5
  • 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: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 400000
    Number of Volunteers: 85

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 5100
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1500
  • Special Collections:Plants of the template region of Argentina; cactaceae; cycadaceae; palms
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    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: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes