Botanischer Garten der Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen

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Germany - Deutschland - Giessen

Institution Code: GIESS

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

palms in front of the old palace (only in summertime)
palms in front of the old palace (only in summertime)

About the Botanischer Garten der Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen

History Of The Botanical Garden

The foundation of the garden was in 1609. Landlord Ludwig V of Hessen donated the newly founded university a patch of the old palace garden for the purpose of laying out a "hortus medicus". The credit falls to the Botanical Garden of Giessen to be the oldest university garden in Germany, which is still at its first location.

Main Address:
Botanischer Garten der Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen
Senckenbergstrasse 6
35390 Germany - Deutschland

Telephone: 0049-641-99-35240
Fax: 0049-641-99-35249
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Professor Dr. Volker Wissemann
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Holger Laake
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 10
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1609
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 50.3510
    Longitude: 8.4041
    Annual Rainfall: 654 mm
    Altitude: 165.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1000 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanischer Garten der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • Local Address: Senckenbergstr. 6 Eingang: Sonnenstraße
  • Locality: City: Gießen
  • Locality: State: Hessen

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 30000

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 7500

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes