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Parque Villarino

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Argentina - Santa Fe - Zavalla

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Parque Villarino

The Villarino Park is located in Zavalla City, Santa Fe Province, Argentina. It belongs to the Agronomy Faculty; Rosario National University (UNR). It`s land surface is of 100 Has. It’s a park 75 years old, and its area houses 47 botanic families with 160 species (1985 census).At present; it represents a refuge of a lot of botanic species inside a region with a deep agro-industrial development.
It also serves as a fauna reservory, with for example 60 birds species recorded, belonging to 12 orders and 29 families. It shelter too, small mammals, amphibian and reptilians.
It was professed as a “Protected Cultural Area”, administrated by the U.N.R. Among other objectives, as a botanic garden, we wish to continue the study of the flora park, setting up a seed and plant nursery, to replace native and exotic species. Also, we desire to keep contact with BGCI and other national and international institutions of this sort.

Main Address:
Parque Villarino
Campo Experimental Villarino
Santa Fe S 2125 ZAA Argentina

Telephone: +54 341 4970080
Fax: +54 341 4970080
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Palazzesi Pablo
    Curator's Name: Ing. Carlos Perigo
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 20
    Educational Staff Number: 15
    Research Staff Number: 15
    Administration Staff Number: 5

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1940
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 100 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 100 Hectares
  • Total Area: 518 Hectares
    Latitude: -33.02
    Longitude: -60.88
    Annual Rainfall: 900 mm
    Altitude: 50.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 15 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 85 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Mediante el link indicado más abajo, usted tendrá acceso a una vista área del sitio. Link:,-60.8905451,1352m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x95b7b45eca2fc1e7:0x6e69499e3a25b577!6m1!1e1
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Parque José.F Villarino Fac.Cs. Agrarias Universidad Nacional de Rosario
  • Local Address: Campo Experimental Villarino CC Nº 14 (S2125ZAA)
  • Locality: City: Santa Fe
  • Locality: State: Zavalla

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 2000
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    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: 3000
    Number of Volunteers: 200

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 160
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 47
  • Special Collections:En nuestro parque conviven muchas especies de distinto origen geográfico; plantas nativas como la tipa blanca, lapacho, ceibo y plantas exóticas como eucalipto, pino, ciprés y plátano.
    Las mismas se encuentran ubicadas en distintos sectores numerados del 1 al 7; de acuerdo al plano existente.

    Cabe mencionar que el herbario cuenta con 15.000 ejemplares pertenecientes a 2.000 especies.Se encuentra inscripto bajo las siglas UNR INDEX HERBARIORUM del New York Botanical Garden desde el año 1986. Pertenece a la Unión Internacional de Herbarios.

    Actualmente se encuentra en proceso de investigación las siguientes especies:
    * Prosopis alba
    * Eucaliptus dunii
    * Eucaliptus grandis
    * Juglans nigra
    * Acacia cavens
    * Sesbania virgata.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    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
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes