Hippocrates Botanical Garden of Kos

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Greece - Athens - Kos

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Hippocrates Botanical Garden of Kos

As tribute to the “father of Medicine”, we have made an ongoing commitment to reviving “Hippocrates Botanical Garden Kos”, in a 5 acre land on the island of Kos near Asklepieion archaeological area, by planting the 254 herbs that Hippocrates cited in his books and used in the treatment of his patients.
Our long-term commitment is not only focused at researching, studying, promoting and disseminating Hippocrates’s work, but it largely involves a higher cause: the creation of a cultural focal point and the establishment of a modern Noah’s arc and an international renowned research centre of Hippocratic plants. In order to secure the viability and sustainability of our work we were led to the foundation of the non-profit organisation “Hippocrates 2500 years”, which will ensure the success, development and evolution of the Hippocrates Garden. Ultimately we envision to handover a social, environmental and cultural heritage that we have only temporarily borrowed from the future generations of the world.

Main Address:
Hippocrates Botanical Garden of Kos
Industrial Park of Markopoulo Mesogaias
Athens 19003 Greece

Telephone: +30 210 2854415
Fax: +30 210 2843580
URL: https://www.hbgk.gr
Primary Email: kamilakis-i@apivita.gr

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ioannis Kamilakis
    Curator's Name: Eirini Valianatou
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Elpida Fanouriou
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number: 11

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
  • Date founded: 2007
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 14 Hectares
  • Total Area: 200 Hectares
    Latitude: 36.87439
    Longitude: 27.26673
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Hippocrate BOtanical Garden of Markopoulo
  • Locality: Information
  • Local Address: ΠΛΑΤΑΝΙ, ΚΩΣ
  • Locality: City: ΚΩΣ
  • Locality: State: ΕΛΛΑΔΑ

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 50
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    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

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 254

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

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