Botanischer Garten und Rhododendron-Park

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Germany - Deutschland - Bremen

Institution Code: BREMR

BGCI Member: No

Woodland Garden in the Bremen Rhododendron-Park
Woodland Garden in the Bremen Rhododendron-Park

About the Botanischer Garten und Rhododendron-Park

The Botanic Garden and Rhododendronpark Bremen holds the world's second largest collection of rhododendrons and azaleas with about 600 species and subspecies (including vireyas) and more than 3300 verified and labelled cultivars. Depending on their growing conditions the rhodendrons are displayed either in woodlands, in rock-garden situations or in greenhouses.

Main Address:
Botanischer Garten und Rhododendron-Park
Deliusweg 40
D-28359 Germany - Deutschland

Telephone: +49 (0) 421 427 066 15
Fax: +49 (0) 421 3427 066 20
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Hartwig Schepker
    Curator's Name: Dr Hartwig Schepker
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr Hartwig Schepker
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 22
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 4

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1937
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 41 Hectares
  • Total Area: 46 Hectares
    Latitude: 53.1091
    Longitude: 8.8553
    Annual Rainfall: 750 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 6000 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 300000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Rhododendrons: ca. 600 species and subspecies, 3.300 cultivars
    Hydrangeas: more than 100 species and cultivars
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Horticulture: 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