Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Historisches Gewächshaus - Foto: Kilian Dorner

Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Pilzausstellung

Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Blick vom Seerosenteich - Foto: Till Junker

Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Botanischer Garten - Foto: Till Junker

Botanical Garden and Arboretum

There has been a botanical garden in the Hanseatic town of Greifswald since 1763, used to make the passing on of plant knowledge more vivid.

Today, the Botanical Garden with the Arboretum endeavours to strengthen the transfer of knowledge and is addressed to anyone interested in the world of plants: students and teachers, young and old, school pupils and parents etc.

We invite everyone to gain more knowledge and understanding about the world of plants, because a human will only protect what he knows. Attend our events on various topics, accompany the Garden and Arboretum through the seasons.

And if we have managed to kindle your passion for the world of plants, we will be happy to greet you as a member of the association “Friends and Supports of the Botanical Garden at the University of Greifswald”. We are very grateful for anyone whose participation helps look after the Garden or who would like to help maintain the academic cultural heritage by giving a small donation.

Historische Gewächshäuser

Historical Greenhouses

The historical greenhouses consist of a tropical house, palm house and palm fern house. However, due to renovation work, the houses are not open for visitors. After the renovation work has been completed, the historical greenhouses will focus on the tropical ecosystems.

Public Greenhouses

Public Greenhouses

At the moment, you can visit the following greenhouses: the connector building, fern house, show house, succulents’ house and the water plant house. The greenhouses are home to bromeliads, carnivorous plants, cacti, water lilies, sugar cane plants, papyrus plants and passion flowers.

Outside Area

Outside Area

In the outside area surrounding the greenhouses you can find sections for spice plants, medicinal plants, an alpine garden as well as a collection of water plants and grasses. In summer, you can take a stroll through the subtropical sclerophyll vegetation with laurels, olive trees, cork oaks and many other tub plants.

Arboretum

Arboretum

In the Arboretum you can explore more than 1,600 different types of woody plants from Asia, America and Europe on a path that is 3.5 km long. The Arboretum was founded in 1934 in the Friedrich-Ludiwg-Jahn-Straße and is adjacent to the Berthold-Beitz-Platz Campus. The garden was expanded in the 1960s and again in 1972.

Botanical Garden & Arboretum

For visitors:
Greenhouses
Münterstraße 2
Arboretum
Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Straße

Postal Addres: Soldmannstraße 15
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1130
Fax: +49 3834 420 4114
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