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Merian Gärten

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Switzerland - Basel

Institution Code: BRUGL

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Merian Gärten
Vorder Brüglingen 5
4052 Switzerland

Telephone: +41 61 319 97 80
Fax: +41 61 311 87 84
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Bettina Hamel
    Curator's Name: Barbara Wüthrich
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 19
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 5

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1968
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 15 Hectares
  • Total Area: 18 Hectares
    Latitude: 47.5596
    Longitude: 7.5806
    Annual Rainfall: 780 mm
    Altitude: 260.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Merian Gärten
  • Local Address: Vorder Brueglingen 5 CH-4052 Basel
  • Locality: City: Basel
  • Locality: State: Basel-Landschaft

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
  • Number of Visitors: 700000
    Number of Volunteers: 20

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

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