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Cephalonia Botanica

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Greece - Cephalonia

Institution Code: CEPHA

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Cephalonia Botanica

Cephalonia Botanica presents many native plants of the Ionian Islands in a natural setting, with a delightful stream running through the center. Formerly a neglected olive grove, the Garden began its journey with the new Millennium at the initiative of the Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation. Today is a place dedicated to the display and conservation of the native flora; also, a place of tranquility and relaxation

Main Address:
Cephalonia Botanica
Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation
1 P. Vallianos street, Argostoli
28100 Greece

Telephone: +30 26710 26595
Fax: +30 26710 26595
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Spyros Cosmetatos
    Curator's Name: Evi Matiatou
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 2000
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 1 Hectares
    Latitude: 38.178162
    Longitude: 20.48808
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: City: ΚΕΦΑΛΟΝΙΑ
  • Locality: State: ΑΡΓΟΣΤΟΛΙ

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 5000
    Number of Volunteers: 1

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 10
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    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