Jardin Botanico-Historico "La Concepcion" de Malaga

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Spain - Malaga

Institution Code: MALAG

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Jardin Botanico-Historico "La Concepcion" de Malaga

La Concepcion Historical-Botanical Gardens belong to the “City of Malaga” Municipal Botanical Trust. They were created in about 1855 by the Marquis and Marchioness of Loring and subsequently extended by the Echevarria-Echevarrieta family. They are home to an exquisite open-air collection of tropical and subtropical flora. Plant species from Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania are all on show here.
Officially declared historical-artistic gardens in 1943, they are now also recognised as an Item of Cultural Interest. In spring 1990, the gardens were taken over by Malaga City Council, which opened them to the public on 21st June 1994.

Main Address:
Jardin Botanico-Historico "La Concepcion" de Malaga
Patronato Botanico Municipal "Ciudad de Malaga"
Camino del Jardín Botánico, 3
29014 Spain

Telephone: +34-951926179
URL: http://laconcepcion.malaga.eu/
Primary Email: mparca@malaga.eu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Luis Medina-Montoya Hellgren
    Curator's Name: Amelia Denis
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 13
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number: 4

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1994
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 23 Hectares
    Latitude: 36.8114
    Longitude: -4.3559
    Annual Rainfall: 520 mm
    Altitude: 80.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 285 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 4567
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • 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: 50000
    Number of Volunteers: 1

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 10
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2000
  • Special Collections:Tropical and subtropical plants (4,000 accessions), palms (25 spp.), bamboos, Ficus, cycads, ornamentals, Alpinia. Decorative trees such as Magnolia grandiflora, Dracaena draco, Diospyros kaki, Ficus macrophylla and F. microphylla, Acacia dealbata and Ara
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes