Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin

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Institution Code: B

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

The main tropical Greenhouse as seen from the Alpine Garden.
The main tropical Greenhouse as seen from the Alpine Garden.

About the Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin

The regional focal points of our collections and research are Europe - including the Mediterranean Basin and the Caucasus - as well as Cuba and other islands of the Caribbean.

Taxonomically, we focus on the plant orders Asterales and Caryophyllales, including for example the daisy family and the bellflowers as well as the pink family and the cacti.

Main Address:
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8
Berlin D-14195 Germany - Deutschland

Telephone: 49 (0)30 838 50 100
Fax: 49 (0)30 838 50 186
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Dr. Thomas Borsch, Director
    Curator's Name: Gerald Parolly, Garden Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Nils Köster, Greenhouses Curator

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
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 40 Hectares
  • Total Area: 43 Hectares
    Latitude: 52.4500
    Longitude: 13.3000
    Annual Rainfall: 596 mm
    Altitude: 55.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 16000 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin
  • Local Address: Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8 14191 Berlin
  • Locality: City: Berlin
  • Locality: State: Berlin

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 3800000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 14
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 350000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 35000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 20000
  • Special Collections:Phytogeographical display, Cactaceae (1,800) and other succulents, Orchidaceae (1,200 spp.), Begonia (200 spp.), ferns, Welwitschia, Bromeliaceae (900 spp.), mosses and liverworts (50 spp.), mediterranean geophytes (150 spp.),
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes