Botanická záhrada - Univerzity Pavla Jozefa Šafárika

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Slovakia - Košice

Institution Code: KO

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

Botanical Garden of P. J. Šafárik University - view of greenhouses
Botanical Garden of P. J. Šafárik University - view of greenhouses

Main Address:
Botanická záhrada - Univerzity Pavla Jozefa Šafárika
Mánesova 23
043 52 Slovakia

Telephone: +421 55 234 1676
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Pavol Mártonfi
    Curator's Name: Lenka Mártonfiová
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
  • Date founded: 1950
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 30 Hectares
    Latitude: 48.7209
    Longitude: 21.2577
    Annual Rainfall: 643 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 3500 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanická zárada Univerzity Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach
  • Local Address: Mánesova 23
  • Locality: City: Košice
  • Locality: State: Slovenská Republika

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 50000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 28
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 40000
    Number of Volunteers: 6

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 4000
  • Special Collections:Orchids, succulents, Araceae, Cactaceae, Bromeliaceae are the most important greenhouse collections. Outer collections: medicinal and beekeeper plants, plants of our surroundings, ornamental flora with different cultivars, arboretum - exotic trees from the areas with mild climate.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes