Botanischer Garten der Universität Heidelberg

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Germany - Deutschland - Heidelberg

Institution Code: HEID

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Botanischer Garten der Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 340
D-69120 Germany - Deutschland

Telephone: +49(0)6221- 54 57 83
Fax: +49(0)6221- 54 6178
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Dr. Marcus Koch
    Curator's Name: Dr. Andreas Franzke
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr. Andreas Franzke
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 20
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1593
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 49.4166
    Longitude: 8.6666
    Annual Rainfall: 745 mm
    Altitude: 110.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 4000 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 350000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 2
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 50000
    Number of Volunteers: 4

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 17998
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 11022
  • Special Collections:Succulents, orchids, bromeliads. Madagascar succulents (1501 accessions, 847 ssp.), Old world succulents incl. Mad. (3563 accessions, 2314 spp.), New World succulents (2342 accessions, 1695 spp.), tropical orchids (4852 accessions, 3510 spp.), Bromeliaceae (2854 accessions, 1145 spp.),Brassicaceae (5,000 accessions including germplasm collection).
  • ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

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