Botanischer Garten der Universität Würzburg

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Institution Code: WURZB

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Botanischer Garten der Universität Würzburg

The Botanical Garden in Wuerzburg has a long history. It was founded 1696 as a hortus medicus.

Since 2003 it is a central unit of the University.
The garden is strongly involved in the education of students of many different disciplines. It holds collections mainly of bulb plants e.g. of the genera Iris, Crocus, Cyclamen, Fritillaria and Narcissus.

The garden is open daily and admission is free.

Main Address:
Botanischer Garten der Universität Würzburg
Julius-von-Sachs-Platz 4,
97082 Germany - Deutschland

Telephone: ++49 +931 31 86240
Fax: ++49 +931 31 86207
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof.Dr. M. Riederer
    Curator's Name: Dr. G. Vogg
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 12
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1696
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 9 Hectares
  • Total Area: 9 Hectares
    Latitude: 49.7942
    Longitude: 9.9274
    Annual Rainfall: 600 mm
    Altitude: 200.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 2500 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanischer Garten der Universität Würzburg
  • Local Address:
  • Locality: City:
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 100000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 2
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 30000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 10000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 8000
  • Special Collections:Cyclamen, Fritillaria, Crocus, Narcissus, Iris, Corydalis

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    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