University Botanic Gardens

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Bulgaria - Sofia, Varna, Balchik

Institution Code: SO

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
University Botanic Gardens
49 Moskovska str, PO Box 157, 1000 SOFIA, Bulgaria
Sofia, Varna, Balchik
1000 Bulgaria

Telephone: 359 2 988 17 97
Fax: 359 2 988 17 97
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Krasimir Kosev
    Curator's Name: Yana Shopova
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1892
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 1 Hectares
    Latitude: 42.7105
    Longitude: 23.3238
    Annual Rainfall: 687 mm
    Altitude: 549.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 500 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: University Botanic Garden, town of Balchik University Botanic Garden - Ecopark, town of Varna

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 6000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 7821
  • Special Collections:Ferns, palms, shade-loving plants on banks of a small stream, orchids, peonies, clematises, roses

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes