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Eötvös Loránd University Botanic Garden

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Hungary - BUDAPEST

Institution Code: BUDK

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Eötvös Loránd University Botanic Garden

The Hungarian oldest botanical garden

Main Address:
Eötvös Loránd University Botanic Garden
Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Füvészkert
Illes u.25,
H-1083 Hungary

Telephone: +36/13140535
Fax: +36/13140535
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: László Orlóci Dr.
    Curator's Name: István Isépy Dr.
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 14
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1771
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 47.5000
    Longitude: 19.0833
    Annual Rainfall: 514 mm
    Altitude: 114.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 2000 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Lágymányos campus
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem Botanikus Kert (Füvészkert)
  • Local Address: 1083 Budapest, Illés u. 25.
  • Locality: City: Budapest
  • Locality: State: Hungary

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 20000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 12000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 7000
  • Special Collections:National collections of herbaceous plants: Palms, orchids, bromeliads, endemic plants, succulents, ginkgo cultivars, hybridcyparis cultivars,

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    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
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes