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Alcsúti Arboretum

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Hungary - Alcsútdoboz

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International Agenda Registration: No

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About the Alcsúti Arboretum

The Alcsúti Arboretum is probably the most original landscape garden in Hungary. It is situated next to the village of Alcsútdoboz in Fejér county, 40 kms SW from Budapest, between the M1 and the M7 motorways in the magnificent Valley of Vál along the 811 main road.

This tranquil 100 acre (ca. 40 hectares) garden was founded by the Habsburgs in the 1820s, when Joseph Palatin had one of Hungary's most attractive classicist-style palaces erected. The park was designed by Carl Tost – a gardener master at Schönbrunn, in Austria – and several hundred exotic and indigenous species of plants were planted.

In 1872 a wonderful Palm House – designed by Miklós Ybl – was attached to the palace and a watering system was created, and the fountain of an arthesian well supplied the lake with crystal clear water from a depth of 123 metres.

The rare collection of trees and shrubs is a nature protected arboretum, and is part of the National Heritage. The park is open to the public and provides different programmes all year round. There are more than 600 taxa that can be studied.

The chapel is home for wedding ceremonies, concerts and different exhibitions.

The Alcsút Botanic Garden is open every day (except stormy weather) from 10 am until sunset.

Groups can ask for guided tours in any languages. (registration one week in advance if other than English or German)

Registration per mail arboretuma@externet.hu or call+36 20 424 8995

Main Address:
Alcsúti Arboretum
Kastélykert
Alcsútdoboz
8087 Hungary

Telephone: +36204248995
Fax: +3622353061
URL: http://www.alcsutiarboretum.hu
Primary Email: arboretuma@externet.hu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ferenc HALÁSZ
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1820
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 40 Hectares
    Latitude: 47.423333
    Longitude: 18.598333
    Annual Rainfall: 600 mm
    Altitude: 134.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Alcsúti Arborétum
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  • Locality: City:
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Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 40
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 30000
    Number of Volunteers: 200

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: 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: Yes