The Botanic Garden of the Royal Zoological Society, Antwerp

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Belgium - Antwerp

Institution Code: ANTPN

BGCI Member: No

About the The Botanic Garden of the Royal Zoological Society, Antwerp

The Antwerp Botanic Garden is a green oasis in the busy centre of Antwerp.

In the Garden you can find a substantial number of exceptional trees and shrubs. The herbal collection contains about 2.000 pieces, among which several are legally protected. In the greenhouse is a large collection of tropical and subtropical species.

The Garden has a history of more than 200 years. In the early years it was the medical garden of the nearby Saint Elisabeth hospital. About 125 years ago, important botanical and scientific research was done here. Since 1926, the garden is under the administration of the city council. In 1950, the garden was classified als a landscape of great value.

Main Address:
The Botanic Garden of the Royal Zoological Society, Antwerp
Plantentuin Stad Antwerpen, Leopoldstraat 24, B-2000 Antwerpen
B-2000 Belgium

Telephone: 32 (0)3 232 40 87
Fax: 32 (0)3 829 07 14
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Hans De Beule
    Curator's Name: Karel Olbrechts
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1804
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 51.2187
    Longitude: 4.3935
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Plantentuin Stad Antwerpen
  • Local Address: Leopoldstraat 24 B-2000 ANTWERPEN
  • Locality: City: Antwerpen
  • Locality: State: Belgium

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Tropical and subtropical plants, verwilderingsbolgewassen

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes