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Ringve Botanical Garden

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Norway - Trondheim

Institution Code: TRH

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

The Primula collection.
The Primula collection.

About the Ringve Botanical Garden

The garden lies on the Ringve estate, 3 km northeast of Trondheim city centre. The garden offers a magnificent view of the Trondheimsfjord and the old cultural and historical landscape of Trondheim. The plant collections are important for conservation, education, and for public engagement & enjoyment.
Three organisations co-operate to run the botanic garden: the University of Trondheim (NTNU), the city of Trondheim and the Ringve estate. This estate is one of the oldest in this part of the country, with fine buildings, now protected, dating from the 18th and 19th century, and includes a museum of music and musical instruments.

Main Address:
Ringve Botanical Garden
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Museum of Natural History and Archaeology
Lade allé 58
N-7491 Norway

Telephone: +47 73 59 22 69
Fax: +47 973 59 22 67
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Vibekke Vange
    Curator's Name: Vibekke Vange
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1973
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 13 Hectares
    Latitude: 63.4346
    Longitude: 10.3984
    Altitude: 7.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Ringve botaniske hage
  • Local Address: Lade allé 58
  • Locality: City: Trondheim
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 2000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 70000
    Number of Volunteers: 25

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2000
  • Special Collections:The plant collections include a systematic collection of approximately 1,000 taxa, an arboretum with trees and shrubs from the northern hemisphere, a large collection of Primula, a herb garden in renaissance style, a 19th century style park and a collection of traditional garden perennials from Central Norway.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: No