Fundacion Jardín Botánico Nacional Viña del Mar

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Chile - Región de Valparaiso - Vina Del Mar

Institution Code: VINAD

BGCI Member: No

About the Fundacion Jardín Botánico Nacional Viña del Mar

The National Botanic Garden of Viña del Mar, was created in 1951 when the park El Salitre property of Mr. Pascual Baburizza, built in 1918, is donated to the state of Chile.

Since 1951 he has been a place of recreation, encounter with nature and conservation of the most conspicuous plants of south-central Chile, establishing itself as a place of training and civic culture, in the province of Valparaiso.

The Garden has a total area of 395 hectares and offers the public a park of 32 hectares with more than 280 species of trees, one of the few documented collections of the extinct world Toromiro of Easter Island (Sophora Toromiro), a collection of plants from Juan Fernandez archipelago with 420 individuals of 37 species endemic a Cactarium with 670 cactus of 60 Chilean species, a collection of Chilean Myrtaceae, collection of “bosue valdiviano” plants, medicinal plants and fuchsias. In total el Jardin Botánico Nacional cultivated 1168 plant species and its 363 hectares of natural hills grow 269 native species.

In the field of environmental education, the Garden has an environmental education program in which courses are taught outdoors basic education for children between the months of March and December, benefiting 7,000 children annually. Guided tours are also specialized groups.

In the area of recreation has picnic facilities free for our visitors, has an environmental interpretation trail (enabled by 50%), roads, meadows, natural estuary, small waterfalls, Japanese bridge, an artificial lagoon with its old gazebo to drain water from the lagoon through interior doors and waterfowl swimming peacefully in the lagoon. The botanical garden is home to 50 species of birds, some of them difficult to observe in nature.

On the other hand offer services for events such as weddings, outdoor concerts, birthdays, public samples, etc.

Since late 2004, the JBN was associated with the company to develop a project SURAMERICA adventure sport that includes a circuit CANOPY bridge formwork, pendants, Tibetan and two zip lines (transport cable) between tall trees, which has been a big draw for our audience and attracted new visitors to the Garden.

Main Address:
Fundacion Jardín Botánico Nacional Viña del Mar
Camino El Olivar 305, El Salto
Vina Del Mar
Región de Valparaiso 2520000 Chile

Telephone: 56 9 64280744; 56 32 2675091
Fax: 56 32 267 5091
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Pedro Gallardo
    Curator's Name: Patricio Novoa Q.
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Patricio Novoa
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 24
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 4

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1951
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 305 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 22 Hectares
  • Total Area: 400 Hectares
    Latitude: -33.0253
    Longitude: -71.5146
    Annual Rainfall: 437 mm
    Altitude: 19.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 750 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 3000 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: no
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardín Botánico Nacional
  • Local Address: Camino Olivar Nº 305, El Salto
  • Locality: City: Viña del Mar
  • Locality: State: V Región of Valparaíso

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 2800
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 168000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 362
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1168
  • Special Collections:29 collections reported or not:
    Arboretum Bernardo Beckar
    Colección de cactus exóticos y plantas crasas en macetero
    Colección de Cerezo de Flor Japonés (Prunus serrulata Lindl.)
    Colección de Myrtáceas de Chile
    Colección de plantas culturales y medicinales
    Colección de plantas de la isla de pascua
    Colección de plantas de Paposo
    Colección de plantas del archipiélago de las islas de Juan Fernández.
    Colección de plantas del bosque valdiviano y plantas del sur del país
    Colección de Rosas o Rosedal
    Colección de Tarasa umbellata Kaprov.
    Colección Plantas Mediterráneas
    Jardin de Cactus y Agaves mexicanos
    Jardín de especies de flora declarados Monumentos Naturales
    Jardín de Euphorbiaceas y plantas crasas exóticas
    Jardin de Fuchsias
    Jardín de Juniperus
    Jardin de Leguminosas arbóreas y Zigofilaceas
    Jardín de Musáceas
    Jardin de Palma Chilena (Jubaeae chilensis), 55 ejemplares
    Jardín de plantas acuáticas
    Jardín de plantas epífitas cultivadas sobre Ficus macrophilla y helechos nativos y exóticos bajo la copa.
    Jardin experimental de setos
    Jardín Francés
    Parque Antiguo
    Sombreadero enredaderas Nativas
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

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