National Botanic Garden of Latvia

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Latvia - Salaspils

Institution Code: RIGA

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the National Botanic Garden of Latvia

National Botanic Garden of Latvia is the largest botanical garden in the Baltic states. It covers an area of 126 ha. The collections exceed 14000 plant taxa (species, subspecies, varieties, forms and hybrids), incl. more than 5000 trees and shrubs, about 1400 hothouse plants, some national collections of ornamental plants and other. Scientists of the garden carry out investigations in plant acclimatisation, breeding, propagation, as well floristical and taxonomical research.

Main Address:
National Botanic Garden of Latvia
1 Miera Street
LV-2169 Latvia

Telephone: 371 7945460
Fax: 371 7945460
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Andrejs Svilans
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Ludmila Vishnevska
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 29
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number: 66
    Administration Staff Number: 6

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1956
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 126 Hectares
    Latitude: 56.8693
    Longitude: 24.3591
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Nacionālais Botāniskais dārzs
  • Local Address: Nacionālais Botāniskais dārzs Miera iela 1 Salaspils, LV-2169 Latvija
  • Locality: City: Salaspils
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 60
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 20

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 18000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 15000
  • Special Collections:Trees and shrubs (5,000 taxa) including notable collections of Crataegus (224 taxa), Cotoneaster (120 taxa), Salix (176), Populus (138), Rhododendron (227 spp., hybrids and cvs), conifers (771 spp. and vars.), Rosa (wild spp. 100, cvs 1,020), Tulipa (900)

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No