Tallinn Botanic Garden

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Estonia - Tallinn

Institution Code: TALL

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Tallinn Botanic Garden

The Garden covers the area of 26ha. The relief here has mostly been formed during the Litorina stage on the Baltic Sea about 5000 years ago, together with the evolution of the original Pirita river valley. So ancient coastal dunes, bordering the valley from the North, actually make up the most outstanding part of the relief. The altitude reaches 24 metres in the heath garden. Damming up of old armlets and ditches has enriched the landscape of the Botanic Garden with nine ponds. Natural vegetation in Kloostrimetsa has survived in fragments and is subject to strong human impact. 484 species of vascular plants have been listed in the spontaneous flora of the Garden; most abundant in species are heath and nemoral forests here. The TBG territory remains in the Pirita Valley landscape conservation area, established in 1957. The garden has a focus on native plantlife, and ecosystems from the Americas.

Main Address:
Tallinn Botanic Garden
52 Kloostrimetsa Road
11 913 Estonia

Telephone: +(372) 60 62 679
Fax: +(372) 60 05 529
URL: www.botaanikaaed.ee
Primary Email: aed@botaanikaaed.ee

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Urve Sinijärv
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Olev Abner
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 20
    Educational Staff Number: 6
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1961
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 24 Hectares
  • Total Area: 26 Hectares
    Latitude: 59.4388
    Longitude: 24.7544
    Annual Rainfall: 704 mm
    Altitude: 24.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 2200 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Audaku
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Tallinna Botaanikaaed
  • Local Address: Kloostrimetsa tee 52
  • Locality: City: Tallinn
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 66577
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 17
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 67000

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 8600
  • Special Collections:Outdoor collections: ca 6500 taxa and cultivars. Special collections: roses (680 ), mountain plants (670), paeonies (300), irises (260),ornamental grasses (170), daylilies (150), lilies (350), tulips (300), daffodils (150), crocuses (130), onions (130) etc.
    Greenhouse collestions: ca 2100 taxa and cultivars, including orchids (410) and succulents (780).

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes