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Jardín Botánico Atlántico de Gijón

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Spain - Asturias - Gijón/Xixón

Institution Code: JBAG

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Jardín Botánico Atlántico de Gijón

The Atlantic Botanic Garden specializes in the flora and vegetation of the Northern Atlantic. It is organized in four main collections exhibiting the local flora, the useful plants of the Old and the New Worlds, a recreational garden from the 19th Century, and the main biomes from both shores of the ocean. The garden includes two natural woods, the alder forest of the river Peñafrancia and the Tragamón oak dehesa.

Main Address:
Jardín Botánico Atlántico de Gijón
Avda. del Jardín Botánico 2230
Gijón/Xixón
Asturias 33394 Spain

Telephone: 0034985185149
Fax: 0034985130685
URL: http://botanico.gijon.es/
Primary Email: ravergel@gijon.es

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jesús Martínez Salvador
    Curator's Name: Alvaro Bueno Sánchez
    Plant Records Officer's Name: José Ignacio Alonso Felpete
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 18
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number: 7
    Administration Staff Number: 4

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 2003
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 16 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 17 Hectares
    Latitude: 43.5467029
    Longitude: -5.6628859
    Annual Rainfall: 971 mm
    Altitude: 25.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1000 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 45000
    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: 110000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 10051
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2500
  • Special Collections:Cantabrian Environment

    Ecologically oriented collection that holds the native plant communities of the Cantabrian territories of NW Spain. The collection is committed to the preservation and study of the local flora.

    Plant Factory

    Educational collection that focuses on the useful side of plants on the northern shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Special attention is given to the exchange of plant species between the New World and the Old.

    La Isla Historical Garden

    Recreational garden built in 1870 for the local industrialist Florencio Valdés. Its restoration in 2003 has preserved the original romantic plot while the plant collection has been expanded with ornamental species from all around the world.

    Atlantic Itinerary

    A voyage through the landscapes of the Northern Atlantic, especially from the temperate and boreal regions. The North American Boreal Biome is currently being developed, and in the near future the Mediterranean and Tropical regions will be represented as well.
  • Invasive Species Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes