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Botanical Gardens and Museum of Oulu University

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Finland - Oulu

Institution Code: OULU

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

Apple blossoms in front of the pyramid greenhouses
Apple blossoms in front of the pyramid greenhouses

Main Address:
Botanical Gardens and Museum of Oulu University
University of Oulu
P.O.Box 3000
90014 Finland

Telephone: +358 8 553 1572
Fax: +358 8 553 1584
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Jouni Aspi
    Curator's Name: Anna-Liisa Ruotsalainen
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1960
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: No
  • Total Area: 16 Hectares
    Latitude: 65.0638
    Longitude: 25.4638
    Annual Rainfall: 450 mm
    Altitude: 16.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Oulun yliopiston kasvitieteellinen puutarha
  • Local Address: Kaitoväylä 5
  • Locality: City: Oulu
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 600000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 6
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 40000
    Number of Volunteers: 3

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 5500

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    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: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    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: No
    Education Programme: Yes