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Orto Botanico delll`Università

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Italy - ITALY - Bologna

Institution Code: BOLO

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
Orto Botanico delll`Università
Universita' di Bologna, Via Irnerio 42, I-40126
ITALY 40126 Italy

Telephone: +39 051 2091325
Fax: +39 051 242576
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Angelo Varni
    Curator's Name: Umberto Mossetti
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Umberto Mossetti
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1568
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: No
  • Total Area: 2 Hectares
    Latitude: 44.3709
    Longitude: 12.3046
    Annual Rainfall: 709 mm
    Altitude: 50.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Local Address: VIA IRNERIO 42 40126 BOLOGNA
  • Locality: City: BOLOGNA
  • Locality: State: ITALY

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 130000
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    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
  • Number of Visitors: 8000
    Number of Volunteers: 2

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 1200
  • Special Collections:Collections of medicinal and aromatic, aquatic and exotic plants, tropical, succulent and alpines.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes