Masaryk University Faculty of Science Botanical Garden

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Institution Code: BRNU

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Masaryk University Faculty of Science Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden of Faculty of Science, Masaryk Univerzity in Brno was founded in 1922 by Professor Josef Podpera. The garden has continued to grow and develop since that time. In 1995-96 during reconstruction of the garden, new greenhouses was made. At the present time we have a collection of about 4000 taxa, 1850 taxa in greenhouses and 2200 taxa outdoors.

A. The outdoor plant collection includes the Plant System (0,3 ha) in front of the greenhouses. In the Plant System a variety of species are shown by families, 80 families and 800 species of vascular plants are grown here. There is also a sample of the Linnean System.

B. You can see samples of South Moravian vegetation and flora as follows: alluvian meadows and forests, oak and oak-hornbeam forests, non-forest xerotermophilous vegetation on limestone, serpentine or loess, submontane beech and spruce forests and sand dunes flora. The area of this part is 0,4 ha. You can admire trees and shrubs from the temperate zone of Japan and China, Caucasus and Siberia, or from the Balcans and the Mediterranean.The rockeries contain montane and subalpine species from the high mountains of Europe and North America.

C. The new greenhouses are a system of five tunnel-like structures with the largest one situated in the middle (max. height 10,5 m, area 1.200 m2). The greenhouses covering is a double layer of polyacrylamide. The greenhouses contain:

Tropical collection with Victoria cruziana
Collection of ferns and cycads
Subtropical collection with evergeen shrubs and trees
Collection of Bromeliaceae
Collection of Cactaceae and other succulents

Main Address:
Masaryk University Faculty of Science Botanical Garden
Masaryk University Faculty of Science Botanical Garden, Kotlarska 2, CZ-61137 BRNO, Czech Republic
Czech Republic CZ-611 37 Czech Republic

Telephone: +420549495660
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mgr. Magdaléna Chytrá
    Curator's Name: Mgr. Pavla Vlčková
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 10
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1922
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 2 Hectares
    Latitude: 49.2041
    Longitude: 16.5972
    Annual Rainfall: 490 mm
    Altitude: 245.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1200 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Masarykova univerzita Prirodovedecka fakulta Botanicka zahrada
  • Local Address: Masarykova univerzita Prirodovedecka fakulta Botanicka zahrada Kotlarska 2 CZ-611 37 Brno Ceska Republika
  • Locality: City: Brno
  • Locality: State: Ceska Republika

Features and Facilities

  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 40000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 4500
  • Special Collections:Ferns and Cycads

Conservation Programmes

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

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
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes