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Jardi Botanic de Barcelona

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Spain - Barcelona

Institution Code: BC

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Main entrance of the Barcelona Botanic Garden. Foto A. Bagué
Main entrance of the Barcelona Botanic Garden. Foto A. Bagué

Main Address:
Jardi Botanic de Barcelona
C/- Dr Font Quer s/n
Parc de Montjuic
08038 Spain

Telephone: + 93 2564160
Fax: + 93 424 5053
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Josep Ma. Montserrat i Martí
    Curator's Name: David Bertran Chavarria
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 16
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number: 9
    Administration Staff Number: 19

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1930
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: No
  • Total Area: 17 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.3620
    Longitude: 2.1549
    Annual Rainfall: 600 mm
    Altitude: 120.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 300 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 3000 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardí Botànic de Barcelona, Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
  • Local Address: Carrer doctor P. Font Quer, 2
  • Locality: City: Barcelona
  • Locality: State: Catalunya

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 800000
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    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: 70000
    Number of Volunteers: 120

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 2200
  • Special Collections:Plants of Balearic Isles, North Africa, Marocco, Maintains a seed bank with medium-term storage capacity, containing 2,367 accessions, representing 1,722 species (1992 figures)
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes