Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science Zagreb

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Institution Code: ZAVRT

BGCI Member: Yes

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About the Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science Zagreb

Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb was founded in 1889 by prof. Antun Heinz. The Garden is situated in the center of Croatia’s capital Zagreb, in the southern side of the Marulic square. Since 1971 the Garden has enjoyed statutory protection as a monument of culture and nature. Most of the Garden is occupied by a park-arboretum laid out in landscape (English) style, with floral parterre constructed in formal (French style), two small artificial lakes (ponds), systematic fields, long shadede corridor (pergola) etc. Valuable national flora is grown in several rock gardens.
The glasshouses are not open to the public, but most items in the collection of tropical and subtropical plants can be seen outdoors in the summer. The collection numbers aprox. 5000 different taxa.

Main Address:
Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science Zagreb
Division of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
Trg Marka Marulića 9a
Hrvatska HR-10000 Croatia

Telephone: 385 1 48 98 061
Fax: 385 1 48 98 066
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Vanja Stamenkovic
    Curator's Name: Sanja Kovacic; Dubravka Sandev
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 7
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1889
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 45.8150
    Longitude: 15.9785
    Annual Rainfall: 889 mm
    Altitude: 122.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanički vrt Biološkog odsjeka Prirodoslovno-matematičkog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
  • Local Address: Marulićev trg 9a
  • Locality: City: Zagreb
  • Locality: State: Hrvatska

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • 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: 100

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 15000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 5000
  • Special Collections:Native Croatian flora. Small collections of Mediterranean plants, mountain and alpine plants, aquatics, trees and shrubs, conifers, cacti and other succulents, palms,carnivorous, herbaceous and annual plants.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

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