Hortus Botanicus Reykjavikensis

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Iceland - Reykjavik

Institution Code: REYK

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Hortus Botanicus Reykjavikensis

The Reykjavík Botanic Garden was founded in 1961 and is managed by the City of Reykjavík. The Garden is an outdoor collection of living plants where they give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone. The garden offers education for the public and students of all ages.

Main Address:
Hortus Botanicus Reykjavikensis
Grasagardur Reykjavikur
P.O.Box 8372
IS-128 Iceland

Telephone: 354 411 8650
URL: https://grasagardur.is/
Primary Email: botgard@reykjavik.is

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Hjortur Thorbjornsson
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1961
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 5 Hectares
    Latitude: 64.1353
    Longitude: -21.8952
    Annual Rainfall: 810 mm
    Altitude: 14.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name:
  • Local Address: Laugardalur, 104 Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Locality: City:
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Native plants, systematic collection, rock garden, spring bulbs, herb and vegetable garden.

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes