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Jardin Botanico "Joaquin Antonio Uribe"

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Colombia - Antioquia - Medellin

Institution Code: MEDEL

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Jardin Botanico "Joaquin Antonio Uribe"

The Botanical Garden Joaquín Antonio Uribe, non-profit private foundation, establishes as an institution dedicated to scientific research, conservation, education, recreation and cultural labors. The scientific work accomplished by the institution, has made it one of the most respectful and recognized entities of Colombia regarding its vast expertise in exploration, research and conservation of Colombian flora, emphasizing in regional species. The prestige of its work led the Botanical Garden to be declared as a Cultural Heritage of Medellín (1985), consolidated by facts like being part of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International since 1989, within the World Conservation Strategy in the Botanical Gardens, in collaboration with FAO, UNEP, UNESCO, WWF, UICN, BGCI, among others global organizations.

Main Address:
Jardin Botanico "Joaquin Antonio Uribe"
calle 73 N-51 D-14
Apto Aereo 51-407
Antioquia Colombia

Telephone: (4)444 55 00
Fax: (4)571 89 67
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Diana Milena Arango Uribe
    Curator's Name: Norberto López Álvarez
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Juan David Fernandez
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 20
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number: 60

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1969
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 90 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 12 Hectares
  • Total Area: 13 Hectares
    Latitude: 6.2512
    Longitude: -75.5759
    Annual Rainfall: 1673 mm
    Altitude: 1495.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardín Botánico "Joaquín Antonio Uribe"
  • Local Address: Carrera 52 #73-298
  • Locality: City: Medellín
  • Locality: State: Antioquia

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 10000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 12
  • 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: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 2000000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3125
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1030
  • Special Collections:Trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Sub-andean plants, particularly orchids, ferns, aquatics, medicinal plants, ornamentals, economic plants.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

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