Botanical Garden

Infrastructure

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Botany

Type of infrastructure

  • Physical collections
  • Services
  • Digital collections

Name of national/international infrastructure this infrastructure belongs to

The Botanical Garden at Lund University is cooperating with university gardens in Stockholm, Uppsala and Gothenburg, and is a member of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) network.

Description

A university garden has existed in Lund since 1690, at the present location since 1867. Around 7000 plant species are grown on 8 hectares, in the open field as well as in the greenhouse. The garden participates in science and university education, it conserves endangered species ex-situ, and plays a major role in public outreach. The garden has ca 600.000 visitors each year, and more than 2000 children participate in our school program.

Equipment and resources

Room for exhibitions with great outreach potential
An attractive environment for university guest recreation

Digital and physical collections

7000 plant species available for scientific studies and on-site education

Services provided

On-site education
Guided tours are provided according to agreement at a fee
Info-mail providing answers to questions from the public related to plants and environmental science
Student trainees are accepted

Management of the infrastructure

The Botanical Garden is managed by a director at a daily basis and led by a board.

Available for loan

Not available for loan

Terms of access:

Free entrance to the garden and greenhouse<br/>Opening hours 6-20 (winter), 6-21.30 (summer). Greenhouse open 11-15<br/>Access to a collection database on request