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Station Alpine du Lautaret

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France - GRENOBLE Cedex 09 - Lautaret

Institution Code: GR

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Station Alpine du Lautaret

The Station Alpine Joseph Fourier is a structure uniting an alpine botanical garden founded in 1899 and a research lab created in 1989. It is an universitary structure with a wide oppening to the public with 15-20,000 visitors each summer (june to september). The station has an educationnal mission with students and public, and a research mission about alpone plant physiology, ecology and landscape uses. For more details see the website.

Main Address:
Station Alpine du Lautaret
Université Joseph Fourier - Bâtiment D de biologie -
2233, rue de la piscine
GRENOBLE Cedex 09 38 041 France

Telephone: 00 33 (0)4 76 51 49 41
Fax: 00 33 (0)4 76 51 49 41
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Serge Aubert
    Curator's Name: R. DOUZET
    Plant Records Officer's Name: R. DOUZET
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 5
    Administration Staff Number: 1

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: 1899
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 45.0333
    Longitude: 6.4000
    Annual Rainfall: 1237 mm
    Altitude: 2100.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Jardin Alpin du Lautaret Col du Lautaret 05480 VILLAR d'ARENE FRANCE
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardin Alpin du Lautaret
  • Local Address: Col du Lautaret
  • Locality: City: VILLAR d'ARENE
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 80000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 2
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 20000
    Number of Volunteers: 25

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2200
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2700
  • Special Collections:The collection comprise three main parts
    1°) Alpine plants from the area are on ecolgical rock gardens
    2°) Alpine plants from the world (Caucasus, Himalaya, Andes, New-Zealand, Atlas, Pyrenees... are on geographical rock gardens
    3°) Local medicinal and food plants.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

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