Botanischer Garten der Universitat Potsdam

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Germany - Deutschland - Potsdam

Institution Code: POTSD

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Botanischer Garten der Universitat Potsdam

The University of Potsdam’s Botanical Garden is devoted to conveying the complexity and importance of the plant world’s biological diversity. This includes diversity of plant species, genera and families as well as genetic diversity of crops and ornamentals. Furthermore, we demonstrate various adaptations and life strategies, multiple dispersal modes, and the wide range of plant habitats.

Main Address:
Botanischer Garten der Universitat Potsdam
Maulbeerallee 2
14469 Germany - Deutschland

Telephone: 0331-9771936
Fax: 0331 9771951
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof.Dr. Jasmin Joshi
    Curator's Name: Dr. Michael Burkart
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr. Michael Burkart, Christiane Benthin
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 19
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
  • Date founded: 1950
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 5 Hectares
    Latitude: 52.3969
    Longitude: 13.0586
    Annual Rainfall: 585 mm
    Altitude: 31.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 3800 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    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 Visitors: 50000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 14400
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 10000
  • Special Collections:Orchidaceae-Aeridinae (100 spp.), native threatened plants (86 spp.), Aizoaceae (c.360 spp.), Gesneriaceae (140 spp.), Acanthaceae (120 spp.), Araceae (280 spp.), Cactaceae (635 spp.), Begoniaceae (89 spp.), Haworthia (90 taxa), Rhododendron (60 spp., 90 cultivars), Sansevieria (25 spp.), Sabal (10 spp.), chimeras (50 forms), ferns (230 spp.), Australian Proteaceae, invasive species.

    Alpinum, steppe and prairie garden, outdoor succulent garden, rhododendron garden, heath garden, Loki-Schmidt-Beet

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    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