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Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis

Colombia - Bogotá D.C.

Institution Code: COL

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: N

About the Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis

This botanic garden is the Bogotá´s research and scientific center with emphasis on andean and paramo ecosystems. This institution contributes to plants conservation in Bogotá and its sorrounding area. This institution generates environmental sustainability inside the territory, by using scientific research, technological transference and environmental education.

Main Address:
Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis
Av. Calle 63 No. 68-95, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Bogotá D.C.

Telephone: +57 (1) 4377060
Fax: +57 (1) 6305075
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Luis Olmedo Martínez Zamora
    Curator's Name: Nohora Patricia Peña
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: N
    Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
    Status: Municipal: Y
  • Date founded: 1955
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: N
  • Total Area: 20 Hectares
    Latitude: 4.6098
    Longitude: -74.0820
    Altitude: 2550.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis
  • Local Address: Av. Calle 63 No. 68-95
  • Locality: City: Bogotá D.C.
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 4560
    Arboretum: Y
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Y
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 300000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 19000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2346
  • Special Collections:Andean plants including five Special Collections for Conservation (CEPAC): Araceae, Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae, Lamiaceae and Orchidaceae. Páramo species and Andean woodland plants, trees and shrubs, ornamentals, orchids, roses, cacti and other succulents, xerophytic plants, palms, medicinal plants, aquatics, economic plants, conifers, cryptogams (Pteridophyta) and angiosperms systematics garden.
  • Plant Collection Policy: Y

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Y
    Plant Breeding: Y
    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
    Restoration Ecology: Y
    Seed/Spore Biology: Y
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Y
    Sustainability: Y
    Agriculture: Y
    Land Restoration: Y
    Urban Environments: Y

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: Y
    Courses for General Public: Y
    Education Programme: Y