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Botanischer Garten, Universitat Graz

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Austria - Graz

Institution Code: GZU

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Botanischer Garten, Universitat Graz

The Botanical Garden of Graz is a part of the Institute for Plant Sciences, Karl-Franzens-University Graz.

Main Address:
Botanischer Garten, Universitat Graz
Holteigasse 6
8010 Austria

Telephone: +43 316 380 5747
Fax: +43 316 380 9883
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Helmut Mayrhofer
    Curator's Name: Christian Berg
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 9
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1811
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 47.0833
    Longitude: 15.4500
    Annual Rainfall: 865 mm
    Altitude: 365.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1570 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanischer Garten Graz
  • Local Address: Schubertstraße 59, 8010 Graz
  • Locality: City: Graz
  • Locality: State: Steiermark

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1000000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 2
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    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: 20000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 11000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 7400
  • Special Collections:Alpine plants, medical plants, traditional crops, Bryophyte garden, Poaceae, Hyacinthaceae, Vitaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Rosaceae, endangered and endemic plants of eastern Alps

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: No