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Giardino Botanico Alpino alle Viotte di M. Bondone

Italy - TRENTO

Institution Code: TR

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

About the Giardino Botanico Alpino alle Viotte di M. Bondone

The gardens have a focus on alpine species.

Main Address:
Giardino Botanico Alpino alle Viotte di M. Bondone
c/o MUSE Museo delle scienze,
Corso della scienza, 3
I-38123 Italy

Telephone: 0461 270311 (museo); 0461 948050 (giardino)
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Michele Lanbinger
    Curator's Name: Costantino Bonomi
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Costantino Bonomi
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: N
    Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
    Status: Municipal: N
    Status: Satellite: N
    Status: Trust: N
  • Date founded: 1938
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 7 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Total Area: 10 Hectares
    Latitude: 46.0640
    Longitude: 11.1078
    Altitude: 1541.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Arco Arboretum

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 150000
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 7
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: N
    Retail Outlet: Shop: N
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: N
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 8000
    Number of Volunteers: 2

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1300
  • Special Collections:Large arboretum, mainly conifers, rock garden plants. Flora of the Alps and Appennines, species endemic to the Dolomite region, medicinal plants. Rheum officinale, Meconopsis, Incarvillea, Potentilla, Androsace, Leontopodium, Veronica and Gentiana farreri

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Medicinal Plant Programme: N
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y
    Reintroduction Programme: N

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: N
    Plant Breeding: N
    Conservation - Biology: Y
    Conservation - Genetics: N
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Y
    Ecology: Y
    Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Education: Y
    Ethnobotany: Y
    Exploration: Y
    Floristics: Y
    Horticulture: Y
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: N
    Molecular Genetics: N
    Pollination Biology: N
    Restoration Ecology: N
    Seed/Spore Biology: Y
    Systematics and Taxonomy: N
    Sustainability: Y
    Pharmacology: N
    Agriculture: N
    Land Restoration: N
    Urban Environments: N

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Y
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
    Courses for University/College Students: N
    Courses for General Public: Y
    Education Programme: Y
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