Lajeado Botanic Garden

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Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul - Lajeado

Institution Code: LAJ

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Lajeado Botanic Garden

Lageado´s Botanic Garden, is located in Lajeado City, in the brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, south of the country. It was created in June 24 of 1996, by the means of the municipal law n° 5.721, with 26 hectares the local was considered by the director plan of the city as an area of enviromental priority for conservation. Today the Botanic garden is linked to de Enviromental Education Center by the means of the Minicipal Decret n°6.330, of 17 June of 2005. The transformation of the area from an old farm, brought the prospect of an adicional instrument for recovery and preservation of local flora and faunae, preventing hunting and removal of specimens.
The natural processes of natural recovery of the vegetation, is taking place, making the landscape with areas with diferent levels of plant sucession. In ten years we are able to see the consolidation of the understory, and recovery of the before, degradated areas, as the result of the politcs for manteining the area as a conservational priority.
Scientific studies took place in the area and were the base for creating the zoning of diferent use areas, each one with different management strategies. Areas determined as "special use" are dedicated for the implemantation of the main operational infrastructure, wich were and still are in continuous progress.
Today the JBL is intended to preservation, reasearch, enviromental education and recreation, all of these activities are regulated by the Lajeado´s Botanic Garden Regulation Code and by it's director plan.

Main Address:
Lajeado Botanic Garden
Street Carlos Spohr Filho - ERS 413 n°3655
Rio Grande do Sul 95900000 Brazil

Telephone: +55 51 39821099
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Lucia Duarte
    Curator's Name: Edith Ester Zago de Mello
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1996
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 13 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 13 Hectares
  • Total Area: 26 Hectares
    Latitude: -29.4685
    Longitude: -51.9652
    Annual Rainfall: 1500 mm
    Altitude: 49.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Lajeado Botanic Garden
  • Local Address: Street Carlos Spohr Filho - ERS 413 n°3655
  • Locality: City: Lajeado
  • Locality: State: Rio Grande do Sul

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:We have the Orchid, Bromelia and Cactus Colletion, and other that are being implementaded as the Native Semidesciduous Seasonal Forest and the Threatened Species of the Atlantic Forest.
  • ABS Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes