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Botanical Gardens and Arboretum

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Czech Republic - Brno

Institution Code: BZA

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Alpine plant collection
Alpine plant collection

About the Botanical Gardens and Arboretum

Botanic Gardens and Arboretum of Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry (formerly Agriculture University) was founded in 1926 close to University buildings complex to help students with systematic botany. There were mostly taxa important for agriculture. Garden was unfortunately confined to the extent and number of taxa. However it was part of University what was big advantage.
In 1938 was founded close to this garden woody plants collection - arboretum, intended for forest engineers. The founder was Prof. Ing. Dr. Augustin Bayer who plant 1 ha area in a distance of 500 m from University.
Old garden and arboretum stayed unchanged during 2nd World War to the sixties. Together with growing importance of University was necessary to build new buildings. Botanical Garden had to step aside. Therefore it was important to create new one. For this purpose was chosen about 10 ha area in close proximity to Bayer's arboretum.
In 1967 started first arrangements and in 1970 building of new botanic garden and arboretum as a scientific, research and educational part of University.

Main Address:
Botanical Gardens and Arboretum
Mendel University in Brno
Zemedelska 1
613 00 Czech Republic

Telephone: +420 5 45 22 36 06
Fax: +420 5 45 22 36 93
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: ing. Tomas Kolousek
    Curator's Name: ing. Jana Svancarova:, ing. Anna Buchtova:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: ing. Michal Pavlik: (woody plant collection)
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 12
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 5

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
  • Date founded: 1936
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 11 Hectares
  • Total Area: 11 Hectares
    Latitude: 49.2121
    Longitude: 16.6208
    Annual Rainfall: 547 mm
    Altitude: 230.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 650 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 13000
  • Special Collections:alpines 500 taxons
    Cotoneaster 300 taxons
    Iris × barbata cultivars 300
    orchids (1 000 natural species, 3000 hybrids)
    Salix 300 taxons
    tillandsias 250 species

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Yes