Jardí Botànic Marimurtra

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Institution Code: BLAN

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Jardí Botànic Marimurtra

Located in Blanes, in Costa Brava, the Marimurtra Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens on the Mediterranean. At the top of steep cliffs running along the sea, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular panoramic views over the coastline and get to know more than four thousand plant species, most of them exotic ones, as well as several specimens that are extraordinary because of their age or size.

Marimurtra is the work of a man with a passion for nature. Carl Faust (Hadamar, Germany 1874-Blanes 1952), was a businessman residing in Catalonia who devoted his hopes, his efforts and all his fortune to make his dream come true, the Botanical Garden Marimurtra.

Main Address:
Jardí Botànic Marimurtra
Passeig Carles Faust No9 Box 112
Girona 17300 Spain

Telephone: 972330826
Fax: 34 (972) 330826
URL: www.marimurtra.cat
Primary Email: fundacio@marimurtra.cat

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Josep Borrell
    Curator's Name: Pere Fraga
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Jordi Fabregas
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 9
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 7

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1918
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 9 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Total Area: 5 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.4036
    Longitude: 2.4804
    Altitude: 30.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardí Botànic Marimurtra
  • Local Address: Passeig de Carles Faust, 9
  • Locality: City: Blanes
  • Locality: State: Girona | Catalonia

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 9000
  • Seed Bank: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 110000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 12000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 60
  • Special Collections:Plants from subtropical, temperate and Mediterranean biomes, represented by vegetation groups from the five continents. A collection of tropical and Mediterranean climbing plants and old palms from around the world. Medicinal, aromatics and useful plants. Bamboos, cacti and other succeulents.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes