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The Balkan Botanic Garden at Kroussia Mountains

Greece - Thessaloniki

Institution Code: BBGK

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

Main Address:
The Balkan Botanic Garden at Kroussia Mountains
Agricultural Research Center of Macedonia and Thrace, Laboratory of Conservation and Evaluation of the Native and Floricultural Species,
PO Box 60 125
570 01 Greece

Telephone: + 30 2310 471613
Fax: + 30 2310 478907
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Maloupa Eleni
    Curator's Name: Maloupa Eleni
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Status
  • Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
  • Date founded: 2001
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 15 Hectares
  • Total Area: 31 Hectares
    Latitude: 40.6398
    Longitude: 22.9322
    Altitude: 620.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Βαλκανικός Βοτανικός Κήπος Κρουσσίων
  • Local Address:
  • Locality: City:
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1400
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 4
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Y
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 4100

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1500
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1000
  • Special Collections:Greek and Balkan native plant species. Native trees and shrubs from the region. Herbaceous perennials, old varieties of fruit trees, local plants of ethnobotanical importance and interest, rock plants, ferns, Campanula species, wetland plants, annual weeds of arable land.

    Special displays: Scents and forms of thyme, What is the sage?, Are plants innocent, Hortus officinarum, Silver garden, Coastal garden, Ornamental beds, White lillies, Endemic,rare and endangered plants of Greece and/or the Balkans. Important species of the Natura 2000 Network.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Y
    Conservation - Biology: Y
    Conservation - Genetics: Y
    Ecology: Y
    Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Education: Y
    Exploration: Y
    Floristics: Y
    Horticulture: Y
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Y
    Molecular Genetics: Y
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Y
    Urban Environments: 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