Jardí Botànic de la Universitat de València

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Spain - Valencia

Institution Code: VAL

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Jardí Botànic de la Universitat de València

The “Jardí botànic de la Universitat de València” is one of the oldest botanical gardens in Spain. It was founded in 1567, and for a long time it was the only one. It was originally thought as a garden for the teaching of medicinal herbs in the 16th century. Nowadays, the JBUV’s mission is to become a centre of excellence in research, conservation, education and understanding. Its aim is to contribute to a better management of the Earth’s environment by increasing knowledge, awareness and understanding of the Plant Kingdom, which is the basis of life on Earth, its importance and its conservation.

The JBUV is one of the most valued heritage landmarks of the city of Valencia. Recently it has been declared a place of cultural and historical interest. In its research building (inaugurated in 2000) scientific, cultural and educational activities take place. We can also find the University of Valencia herbarium (with more than 200,000 specimens), a specialized library and a seed bank of Valencian and Mediterranean threatened flora.

All this near a beautiful garden of centenary trees with more than 4,500 cultivated species.

Main Address:
Jardí Botànic de la Universitat de València
Quart, 80
46008 Spain

Telephone: +(34) 963 15 68 00
Fax: +34 6 315 68 26
URL: www.jardibotanic.org
Primary Email: botanic@uv.es

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Isabel Mateu Andres, Directora
    Curator's Name: Jaime Güemes Heras
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 14
    Educational Staff Number: 6
    Research Staff Number: 6
    Administration Staff Number: 5

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1567
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Total Area: 5 Hectares
    Latitude: 39.4726
    Longitude: -0.3903
    Annual Rainfall: 450 mm
    Altitude: 15.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 300 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 560 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardí Botànic de la Universitat de València
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  • Locality: City:
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Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 220000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 4
  • 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: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 130000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 4800
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 4500
  • Special Collections:Palmaceae, Fagaceae, Desert plants. Plants from similar Mediterranean climatic regions throughout the world. Maintains a seed bank with medium-term storage capacity, containing 1840 accessions, representing 888 species (2004 figures).

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes