Jardin Botanique de la Ville de Lyon

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France - Lyon Cedex 01

Institution Code: LYJB

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Jardin Botanique de la Ville de Lyon

Free entrance.

Outside collections:
October-March: 9.00am-5.00pm
April-September: 9.00am-6.00pm

Alpine Garden:
March to October: 9.00am-11.30am

October-March: 9.00am-4.30pm
April-September: 9.00am-5.30pm

Main Address:
Jardin Botanique de la Ville de Lyon
Mairie de Lyon
Lyon Cedex 01
69205 France

Telephone: +33 (0)4 78 89 16 02
Fax: +33 (0)4 72 82 35 09
URL: http://www.jardin-botanique-lyon.com/
Primary Email: david.scherberich@mairie-lyon.fr

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Juliette Babin
    Curator's Name: David Scherberich
    Plant Records Officer's Name: David Scherberich
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 25
    Educational Staff Number: 6
    Research Staff Number: 5
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1857
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 110 Hectares
  • Total Area: 8 Hectares
    Latitude: 45.7666
    Longitude: 4.8500
    Annual Rainfall: 845 mm
    Altitude: 170.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 6500 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 315000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 4
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 2

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 16368
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 12917
  • Special Collections:National Plant Collections:

    Araceae (736 accessions)
    Begonia species (889 accessions)
    Bromeliaceae (610 accessions)
    Clematis species (66 accessions)
    Dahlia hybrids (199 accessions)
    Ferns of continental France (165 accessions)
    Nepenthes (148 accessions)
    Paeonia species (83 accessions)
    Paeonia hybrids (225 accessions)
    Tropaeolum (24 accessions)

    Otherwise 289 families represented: Cactaceae and succulents (2889 taxa), Commelinaceae (168 taxa), Bamboo (79 taxa), Orchidaceae (1618 taxa), Rosa (498 taxa), Carnivorous plants (151 taxa), Alpine Garden (1739 taxa), Arboretum (474 taxa), Shrubs (629 taxa).
  • ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes