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Botanical Garden of Tartu University

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Estonia - Tartu

Institution Code: TU

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

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: 11
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1803
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 58.3851
    Longitude: 26.7228
    Annual Rainfall: 590 mm
    Altitude: 41.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1000 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 120000
    Number of Volunteers: 26

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 8000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 9373
  • 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

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    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: Yes