Batumi Botanical Garden

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Georgia - Georgia - Batumi

Institution Code: BATU

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level I

About the Batumi Botanical Garden

Batumi Botanical Garden has been a member of BGCI since 1997.
The Garden territory at present covers the area of 108,7 ha comprising the following 9 phyto-geographical departments: East Asian, North American, New Zealand, South American, Himalayan, Mexican, Australian, Mediterranean (European) and Transcaucasia humid subtropics.
The Garden also contains three parks - the Upper Park, the Lower Park and the Giorgi Gabrichidze Sea Side Park.
In the whole the Reserves occupy 29,5 ha, parks - 23 ha, florist departments - 33 ha, nurseries - 6 ha, collection plots - 10 ha, citrus - 6,5 ha.

Main Address:
Batumi Botanical Garden
Mtsvane Kontskhi
Georgia 6411 Georgia

Telephone: +995 0422294909
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Tamaz Darchidze
    Curator's Name: Davit Kharazishvili
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Julieta Jakeli, Head of Exotic Plant Collection Department
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 51
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 15
    Administration Staff Number: 8

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1912
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 8 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 109 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.6517
    Longitude: 41.6561
    Annual Rainfall: 2620 mm
    Altitude: 75.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: ბათუმის ბოტანიკური ბაღი
  • Local Address: მწვანე კონცხი, 6411, ბათუმი, საქართველო
  • Locality: City: ბათუმი
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 39000
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 170000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:At present they are represented by 1457 taxa, 283 families and 532 genera According to the phyto-geographical departments and collections they are distributed in the following way: East Asian – 710, North American – 217, Mediterranean – 99, Transcaucasia Humid Subtropics – 89, Himalayan – 74, Australian – 70, South American – 22, Mexican – 17, New Zealand – 15, South Africa - 1; cultivated forms: citruses – 55, camellias – 17, roses – 50, maple – 18, other cultural form - 46.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

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