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Botanical Garden of Vilnius University

Lithuania - VILNIUS

Institution Code: WI

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Botanical Garden of Vilnius University

VU Botanical Garden is the largest in Lithuania(total area is 199 ha) and has the richest plant collection: there are about 10.000 names of plants. About 1/3 of Lithuanian vascular plant species and 120 species of vertebrate animals inhabit territory of the Botanical Garden. The Botanical Garden is also interesting as a heritage site with barrow of 4th-5th centuries, manor with buildings, park and ponds.

Main Address:
Botanical Garden of Vilnius University
Kairenu 43
VILNIUS
LT-10239 Lithuania

Telephone: +370 5 231 7933
Fax: +370 5 231 7933
URL: www.botanikos-sodas.vu.lt
Primary Email: hbu@bs.vu.lt

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Audrius Skridaila
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr. Darius Ryliskis
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 18
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 9
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1781
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 30 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 20 Hectares
  • Total Area: 199 Hectares
    Latitude: 54.4408
    Longitude: 25.2404
    Annual Rainfall: 700 mm
    Altitude: 186.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 360 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Vilniaus universiteto botanikos sodas
  • Local Address: Vilnius, Kairėnų g. 43 LT-10239,
  • Locality: City: Vilnius
  • Locality: State: Lietuva

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 60
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
  • Number of Visitors: 72000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 10000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 7000
  • Special Collections:Europe, Far East (China, Japan), North America, Mediterranean, Siberia.
    Ornamental plants, fruit plants, genetic mutants, plant systematic collection

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes