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Zoological and Botanical Garden of the Plzen Town (Zoologicka a Botanicka zahrada mesta Plzne)

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Czech Republic - Plzen

Institution Code: PLZEN

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

New Zealand Flora exhibit
New Zealand Flora exhibit

Main Address:
Zoological and Botanical Garden of the Plzen Town (Zoologicka a Botanicka zahrada mesta Plzne)
Pod Vinicemi 9
301 00 Czech Republic

Telephone: +420 37 803 8301
Fax: +420 37 803 8302
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ing. Jiri Travnicek
    Curator's Name: Tomas Pes
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Tomas Pes
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 14
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 7

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1961
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 21 Hectares
    Latitude: 49.7333
    Longitude: 13.3833
    Annual Rainfall: 512 mm
    Altitude: 330.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 750 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    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: 430000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 10000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 12000
  • Special Collections:Biogeographic exhibits
    Specialization in flora of islands, threatened native plants
    Educational exhibits: plant biology, ecology, useful plants, evolution

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • 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
    Education Programme: Yes