Gibraltar Botanic Gardens

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Gibraltar - Gibraltar

Institution Code: GIBR

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens

The Alameda Gardens were established originally in 1816

Main Address:
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens
The Alameda, Red Sands Road
PO Box 843

Telephone: 00350 20072639 or 00350 20041235
Fax: None
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Keith Bensusan
    Curator's Name: Andrew Gdaniec
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr Keith Bensusan and Andrew Gdaniec

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1816
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 6 Hectares
    Latitude: 36.1449
    Longitude: -5.3532
    Annual Rainfall: 830 mm
    Altitude: 40.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 4868
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2000
  • Special Collections:Succulents such as Cactaceae, Euphorbia and Aloe spp. Mediterranean plants such as Narcissus papyraceus, Scilla peruviana, Cistus spp. and Asphodelus spp. Mature and historic specimens of Dracaena draco, Pinus pinea, Olea europaea, Celtis australis, Grevillea robusta
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes