Botanischer Garten der Universität Basel

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Switzerland - Basel

Institution Code: BAS

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Botanischer Garten der Universität Basel

The Botanical Garden is part of the Botanical Institute of the University of Basle (for researche details see: )

Main Address:
Botanischer Garten der Universität Basel
Spalengraben 8
CH-4051 Switzerland

Telephone: +41 61 207 35 19
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Ansgar Kahmen
    Curator's Name: Dr. Heinz Schneider
    Plant Records Officer's Name: garden manager: Bruno Erny
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1589
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 1 Hectares
    Latitude: 47.5596
    Longitude: 7.5806
    Annual Rainfall: 800 mm
    Altitude: 270.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1400 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 7500
  • Special Collections:trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials, rock garden, systematic space, succulents, tropical greenhouse with birds and frogs, insectivorous plants, mediterranian and south african bulbs (Amaryllidaceae 200 sp, Iridaceae 250 sp, Hyacinthaceae 180 sp), Tillandsia (160 sp), orchids (1700 tropical sp), wood collection (900 pieces)

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes