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Ringve Botanical Garden

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Norway - Trondheim

Institution Code: TRH

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

The collection Old Perennials featuring traditional garden plants from Central Norway in front, and the Arboretum in the background. Photo: Åge Hojem.
The collection Old Perennials featuring traditional garden plants from Central Norway in front, and the Arboretum in the background. Photo: Åge Hojem.

About the Ringve Botanical Garden

Ringve Botanical Garden is part of the NTNU University Museum and opened in 1973. It is situated 3 km northeast of Trondheim city centre. The garden is 13 hectares and includes six main plant collections, as well as ornamental plantings surrounding the Ringve estate, which is now Ringve Music Museum. The plant collections are important for conservation, education, research, and for public engagement & enjoyment.

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

Telephone: +47 73 59 22 69
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Vibekke Vange
    Curator's Name: Vibekke Vange
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    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: 80000
    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 English 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