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Jardin Botanico Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira

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Colombia - Risaralda - Pereira

Institution Code: PRD

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Jardin Botanico Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira

The Technological University of Pereira Botanical Garden contributes to the conservation of the biological diversity of the Andean forest, through research and management of its conservation area, germplasm bank and related ecosystems, in order to generate and disseminate knowledge in parallel with the offer of spaces for the enjoyment and recreation of visitors

Main Address:
Jardin Botanico Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira
Cra 27 No. 10-02 Alamos
Risaralda N.A. Colombia

Telephone: 57 - 6 - 3212523; 57- 6 - 3137538
Fax: 57 - 6 - 3212523
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jorge Hugo García Sierra
    Curator's Name: Dorían Ruiz Penagos
    Plant Records Officer's Name: JABUTP
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 5
    Administration Staff Number: 8

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1983
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 13 Hectares
  • Total Area: 13 Hectares
    Latitude: 4.790444
    Longitude: -75.689083
    Annual Rainfall: 4000 mm
    Altitude: 1475.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardín Botánico Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira
  • Local Address: Cra 27 No 10-02; Alamos, Pereira
  • Locality: City: Pereira
  • Locality: State: Risaralda

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1234
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 13
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 16000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1932
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 522
  • Special Collections:The collection of plants of our Botanical Garden, obeys to the National Policy of plants conservation, with the geographical representation of our own location in Andean mountains. As an objective group we have those families and species in some threat category, endemic, rare in the ecosystem, ethnobotanical use or high relevance for the processes of generating food sources for the local fauna.

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  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Agriculture: No
    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: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes