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Ogród Botaniczny w ?odzi

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Poland - Łódź

Institution Code: LODZ

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Collection of tulips
Collection of tulips

About the Ogród Botaniczny w ?odzi

The Botanic Garden in Lodz is located in the western part of the city and covers an area of 67 hectares. The garden was opened to the public in 1973. The Garden's plant collection consist of about 3500 taxa which are exhibited in the thematic sections: japanese garden, plant taxonomy section, alpine garden, decorative plant section, park greenery, medicinal plant section, polish flora section and arboretum.
The biggest attraction of the Garden are: a collection of 50 000 tulips forming in late april picturesque carpet, a collection of peonies and daylilies represented by many varieties, collection of medicinal plants, lilacs, hydrangeas, ornamental apple trees and many others. In the Garden there are several educational paths which allow visitors to explore the mysteries of nature. The new attraction of the Botanic Garden is The Open-air Plant Museum with traditional rural garden and orchard.
The Botanic Garden has also an interesting collection of greenhouse plants (2500 taxa), which is presented in the Palm House. There are three pavilions: subtropical flora, cacti and other succulents and tropical flora with, the oldest in Poland, palm trees. The integral part of the Palm House is a Didactic Garden.
Primarily the Garden performs didactic functions, popularizes horticultural, botanic and ecological knowledge and plays the social role. Garden staff conduct a variety of educational activities such as workshops, laboratory exercises and guided tours for children and adults. During each year there are more than 20 organized thematic exhibitions and outdoor events. A very important role of the Garden is also rare and endangered plant species conservation.

Main Address:
Ogród Botaniczny w ?odzi
ul. Krzemieniecka 36/38
Łódź
94-303 Poland

Telephone: 48 42 688 44 20
Fax: 48 42 688 44 14
URL: www.botaniczny.lodz.pl
Primary Email: sekretariat@botaniczny.lodz.pl

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dorota Mańkowska
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 41
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number: 10
    Administration Staff Number: 14

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: 1973
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 67 Hectares
    Latitude: 51.7592
    Longitude: 19.4559
    Annual Rainfall: 521 mm
    Altitude: 187.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 2000 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 1200 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Ogród Botaniczny - Wydział Zarządu Zieleni Miejskiej
  • Local Address: ul. Krzemieniecka 36/38
  • Locality: City: Łódź
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 19
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 170000

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 7000
  • Special Collections:Collection of trees and shrubs from different geographic locations (Europe, Asia, North America), medicinal plants, aromatic plants, shade perennials, polish flora (including rare and threatened species), mountain plants, collection of decorative plants e.g.: daylilies, paeonies, rhododendrons, lilacs, ornamental apple trees, tulips and others (perennials, trees, shrubs, climbing plants, annuals), plants in a systematic section, plants in a rural garden, orchard with regional collection of old varieties of apple trees, subtropical flora, cacti and other succulents, tropical flora.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes