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Universität für Bodenkultur Wien Department für Integrative Biologie und Biodiversitätsforschung

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Austria - Wien

Institution Code: BOKU

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About the Universität für Bodenkultur Wien Department für Integrative Biologie und Biodiversitätsforschung

One of the central functions of the Botanical Garden is the cultivation of plants for teaching, on the one hand as learning material in the courses and on the other hand as living material for demonstration in the garden. These include:
• old crops
• coloring plants
• subalpine shrubs
• organic grassland seeds
• shore and water plants
• arboretum
• epiphytes, lianas (greenhouse)
• cottage garden
• scent garden

A part of the area is used for growing plants for various basic courses. In addition to tasks in teaching, the Botanical Garden fulfills important functions for research. One part of the cold greenhouse harbours conservation cultures, the other part serves the implementation of germination experiments (Working Group Systematics and Geobotany), cultivating evergreen woody plants (Working Group Plant Physiology), cultivating plants for molecularbiological research (Working Group Systematics and Geobotany) as well as conservation collections. In outdoor areas, various research activitites are taking place:
• monitoring plant succession
• cultivation of plant material for molecularbiological work
• physiological investigations of trees
• pond and siltation basin (conservation and protective collections)

Main Address:
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien Department für Integrative Biologie und Biodiversitätsforschung
Institut für Botanik Botanischer Garten
Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33
A-1180 Wien Austria

Telephone: 0043/ 1 47654-83100
Fax: 0043/ 1 47654-83109
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Univ. Prof. Dr. Karl-Georg Bernhardt
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Nora Stoeckl

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1896
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 1 Hectares
    Latitude: 48.2339
    Longitude: 16.3180
    Annual Rainfall: 651 mm
    Altitude: 230.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 261 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanischer Garten der Universität für Bodenkultur
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Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 67500
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Compositae - Achillea

    Arboretum: 104 taxa in cultivation

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes