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Jardi Botanic de Barcelona

Spain - Barcelona

Institution Code: BC

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

Main entrance of the Barcelona Botanic Garden. Foto A. Bagué
Main entrance of the Barcelona Botanic Garden. Foto A. Bagué

Main Address:
Jardi Botanic de Barcelona
C/- Dr Font Quer s/n
Parc de Montjuic
08038 Spain

Telephone: + 93 2564160
Fax: + 93 424 5053
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Josep Ma. Montserrat i Martí
    Curator's Name: David Bertran Chavarria
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 11
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Y
    Status: Municipal: Y
    Status: Trust: N
  • Date founded: 1934
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: N
  • Landscaped Area: N
  • Total Area: 17 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.3620
    Longitude: 2.1549
    Annual Rainfall: 600 mm
    Altitude: 120.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 200 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 3000 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardí Botànic de Barcelona, Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
  • Local Address: Carrer doctor P. Font Quer, 2
  • Locality: City: Barcelona
  • Locality: State: Catalunya

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 800000
    Arboretum: N
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: N
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: N
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: N
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 80000
    Number of Volunteers: 120

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Plants of Balearic Isles, North Africa, Marocco, Maintains a seed bank with medium-term storage capacity, containing 2,367 accessions, representing 1,722 species (1992 figures)
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Y
    Invasive Species Policy: N
    ABS Policy: N
    Plant Collection Policy: N

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

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