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Botanical Garden of Tartu University

Estonia - Tartu

Institution Code: TU

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

Main Address:
Botanical Garden of Tartu University
38 Lai Street, 51005 TARTU, Estonia.
51005 Estonia

Telephone: 372 7 376 180
Fax: (372 7 376 218
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Heiki Tamm
    Curator's Name: Jüri Sild, MSc
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Kersti Tambets
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 9
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Y
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 58.3851
    Longitude: 26.7228
    Annual Rainfall: 590 mm
    Altitude: 41.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 114000
    Number of Volunteers: 26

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 8000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 7000
  • Special Collections:Special Collections: Systematic Garden (Monocots-300, Dicots-850), Alpines (1000), Woody Plants (700), Roses (230), Peonies (250), Medicinal Plants (200), Native Plants(250), Estonian Cultivars (Clematis-52, Hemerocallis-18, Lilium-17, Sempervivum-10),
    In Greenhouses: Orchids (240), Palms (68).

Conservation Programmes

  • Medicinal Plant Programme: Y
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Y
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Y

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Y
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
    Courses for University/College Students: Y
    Courses for General Public: Y
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