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The Balkan Botanic Garden at Kroussia Mountains

Greece - Thessaloniki

Institution Code: BBGK

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

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
Thessaloniki
570 01 Greece

Telephone: + 30 2310 471613
Fax: + 30 2310 478907
URL: www.bbgk.gr
Primary Email: bbgk@bbgk.gr

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: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 2001
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    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: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1400
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 4
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
  • 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: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

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