Botanic Garden "Botania"

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Finland - Joensuu

Institution Code: JOENS

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

<i>Graphium agamemnon</i>, one of the numerous living tropical butterflies of Botania.
Graphium agamemnon, one of the numerous living tropical butterflies of Botania.

About the Botanic Garden "Botania"

Botania is the only Tropical Butterfly Garden in Finland.
The garden is managed by Friends of Botania registered association. Its task is both to provide a wonderful experience for the general public,but also to support the education and research of biology and forestry. In co-operation with the city of Joensuu it also has a 73-hectare Arboretum.

Main Address:
Botanic Garden "Botania"
Heinäpurontie 70
80110 Joensuu
FI-80110 Finland

Telephone: +358505629482
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Yrjö Vähäkallio
    Curator's Name: Vilma Lehtovaara
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Sari Meriläinen
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1985
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 62.6000
    Longitude: 29.7166
    Annual Rainfall: 600 mm
    Altitude: 80.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 570 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: - Joensuu Arboretum
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botania - Joensuun kasvitieteellinen puutarha ja trooppinen perhospuutarha
  • Local Address: Heinäpurontie 70, 80110
  • Locality: City: Joensuu
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 73
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 20000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1500
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1000
  • Special Collections:native plants, plants used for university teaching and research

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Restoration Ecology: 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 University/College Students: Yes