Botanischer Garten der Westfaelischen Wilhelms Universitaet

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Germany - Deutschland - NRW - Muenster

Institution Code: MSTR

BGCI Member: No

General view of the botanic garden
General view of the botanic garden

About the Botanischer Garten der Westfaelischen Wilhelms Universitaet

The garden is an academic facility belonging to the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster and is not a public park although it is open to the general public. It provides scientific research and studies. By his especially close to nature creation and adjustment, he is able to illustrate the topic of the biodiversity and to mediate. Due to cooperations with nature conservation authorities and nature conservation organisations he is also active in his other sphere. The activities of the garden is orientated by national and international action criteria (CBD, ABS, IPEN etc.). Also, you may enjoy it as an oasis of peace and recreation where you are able to discover and enjoy nature and which is located just in the centre of Münster. This website informs you about individual areas and main fields of research of the garden, as well as providing you with informations on guided tours, events and exhibitions which take place regularly.

Main Address:
Botanischer Garten der Westfaelischen Wilhelms Universitaet
Botanischer Garten (MSTR), Westfaelische Wilhelms Universitaet
Schlossgarten 3
NRW 48149 Germany - Deutschland

Telephone: 0049 (0)251 83 23827
Fax: 0049 (0)251 83 23800
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Dr. Kai Müller
    Curator's Name: Dr. Dennise Stefan Bauer
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 13
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    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: Yes
  • Date founded: 1803
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 5 Hectares
    Latitude: 51.9647
    Longitude: 7.6097
    Annual Rainfall: 650 mm
    Altitude: 55.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1000 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 200 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanischer Garten der Westfaelischen Wilhelms - Universitaet
  • Local Address: Schlossgarten 3
  • Locality: City: Muenster
  • Locality: State: NRW - Germany

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    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: 200000
    Number of Volunteers: 3

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 12500
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 4600
  • Special Collections:Pelargonium,

    Viola guestphalica

    Local vegetation types like:
    heather, peat, woodruff beech forest vegetation,
    calcareous low-nutrient meadows.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

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: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes