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Botanical Garden of the University of Zagreb

Croatia - Hrvatska - Zagreb

Institution Code: ZAVRT

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y

About the Botanical Garden of the University of Zagreb

It was in 1889 that Dr Antun Heinz, Professor of Botany, founded the Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. The Garden is situated on the south side of Marulic square. Since 1971, the Botanical Garden has enjoyed statutory protection as a natural monument. Most of the Garden is occupied by a park-arboretum laid out in the style of an English landscape garden. The floral perterre is constructed in French style, with strictly symmetrical lines. In the eastern part of the Garden there are two small ponds in which water lilies grow, while swamp cypresses are to be found along the banks. Wild plants are grown on rock gardens.A systematic field in the southeast part of the Garden contains plants that are principally meant for students and botany studies.
The glasshouses are not open to the public, but most items in the collection of tropical and subtropical plants can be seen outdoors in the summer. Some 6 000 different plant taxons are grown in the Botanical Garden.

Main Address:
Botanical Garden of the University of Zagreb
Division of Biology, Faculty of Science
Marulicev trg 9a
Hrvatska HR-10 000 Croatia

Telephone: 385 1 48 98 060
Fax: 385 1 48 98 066
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Biserka Juretić, Head of Garden
    Curator's Name: Darko Mihelj; Sanja Kovacic; Vanja Stamenkovic
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 7
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number: 5
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
  • Date founded: 1889
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
  • Landscaped Area: Y
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 45.8150
    Longitude: 15.9785
    Annual Rainfall: 889 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanički vrt Biološkog odsjeka Prirodoslovno-matematičkog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
  • Local Address: Marulićev trg 9a
  • Locality: City: Zagreb
  • Locality: State: Hrvatska

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: N
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Y
    Seed Bank: N
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: N
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: N
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
    Disabled access: Y

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 10000
  • Special Collections:Native Croatian flora. Small collections of Mediterranean plants, mountain and alpine plants, aquatics, trees and shrubs, conifers, cacti and other succulents, palms,carnivorous, herbaceous and annual plants.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Y
    Floristics: Y
    Systematics and Taxonomy: 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