Botanischer Garten der Technischen Universitaet Darmstadt

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Germany - Deutschland - Darmstadt

Institution Code: DATH

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
Botanischer Garten der Technischen Universitaet Darmstadt
Schnittspahnstrasse 5
D-64287 Germany - Deutschland

Telephone: 06151/16-22340
Fax: 06151/16-22321
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ass. Prof. Dr. Stefan Schneckenburger
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 13
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1874
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 7 Hectares
    Latitude: 49.8833
    Longitude: 8.6833
    Annual Rainfall: 680 mm
    Altitude: 166.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1330 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 9000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 5
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 2

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 5000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 8000
  • Special Collections:Arboretum planted in 1874
    Plants from Mexico und SW USA collected at end of 19th century
    (Fouquieria columnaris, Ficus palmeri, Dioon caputoi (staminate), Calibanus hookeri, Yucca linearifolia, ...)
    Clusia species
    Kalanchoe species
    First introductions of Metasequoia glyptostroboides
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • 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