Gothenburg Botanical Garden

Consortium name  
Swedish Consortium: Consortium for West Sweden Biological Collections (The Gothenburg Consortium)
Institution (Original name) 
Göteborgs Botaniska Trädgård
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Carl Skottsbergs gata 22A
Postal code 
41319
City 
Gothenburg
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Sweden
Phone 

(+46) 31 741 11 00 (as indicated on the website) (+46) 10 473 77 77 (as indicated on the passport)

Fax 
(+46) 31 741 11 19
TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
Botanical Garden
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
Yes
If yes, please specify  
Region Västra Götaland, the Region Government
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Prof. Mari Källersjö, +46-703 613988, mari.kallersjo@vgregion.se or mari.kallersjo@bioenv.gu.se

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

Prof. Mari Källersjö, +46-703 613988, mari.kallersjo@vgregion.se or mari.kallersjo@bioenv.gu.se Phylogenetics and Systematics

Organigram 

The garden is run by the Director. The internal organization consists of four units: Research and collections; Garden design and maintenance; Education, outreach and rehabilitation; Administration and technical support.

Governing and executive bodies 

The Garden has a politically elected board and receives funding and assignments from the Regional department of environmental issues.

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff4
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections4
c) Post-docs / PhD students
d) Others (Associates, etc.)
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)4
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions21
f) Collection managers / technicians52
g) Others (including gardeners)342
TOTAL (e+f+g)415
Total permanent staff 
45
Total non-permanent staff 
5
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
50
Male (%) 
50
Female (%) 
50
R&D facilities
Other scientific / R&D facilities 

Seed cultivation and propagation facilities

Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
3
List of permanent exhibitions  
Name 
Arboretum
Name 
Rock garden
Name 
Green houses
Number of recent exhibitions 
6
Recent Temporary Exhibitions (< 2 years) 
Name 
Wood and woodwork
Name 
Japanese plants and gardening
Name 
Orchid show (yearly)
Name 
Short term exhibitions such as Frogs from a conservation and artistic perspective, Life in dead wood
Name 
Various art shows
Number of current exhibitions 
4
Current Temporary Exhibitions 
Name 
Bulbs (yearly)
Name 
Mushrooms (yearly)
Name 
Apples (yearly)
Name 
Various art shows (e.g. knitted art, flamenco)
Number of future exhibitions 
1
Future exhibitions  
Name 
Gothenburg Green World 2016 (in collaboration with other gardens and green point of interest in Gothenburg)
RESEARCH FIELDS
RESEARCH FIELD 
Research Field 
Biodiversity in the New World
Research Field 
Geophytes such as Colchicum, Dicentra, Corydalis
Research Field 
Garden Therapy and Outdoor teaching
Scientific publications
Number of peer-reviewed publications per year 
10
Other publications 

Books in popular science in Swedish

EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
...
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1
2.2
2.3
...
Total specimens (all collections) 
0
Outstanding collection features 

Excellent and rare living plant material, eg. Bulbs and other geophytes, trees from Europe and Asia, orchids. Excellent skills in cultivation and propagation.

Does your institution have an Index Seminum? 

Yes, but only in printed form

Heritage sciences (art, manuscripts, maps, photographs...) 

Botanical literature, ca. 7000 titles

Size and importance of living collections 

22 000 acc.no, representing ca 16 000 unique names. 100% of the data is in the database.

Genetic Repositories
DNA or seed sample exchange 

A very active exchange of seeds through Index Seminum with gardens from all over the world

COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
500
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
500
Number of scientific visitors per year 
50
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Colchicum, Corydalis, Dicentra, Dionysia, Araceae
Trees and shrubs especially from Asia
South African Asteraceae
Scandinavian flora
Orchidaceae
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Main activities of communication and outreach 

Program with guided tours, demonstrations, lectures, festivals and workshops Children activities such as school teaching, cultivation, family activities Activities and lectures for teachers, teaching ages 5-19 Rehabilitation of people with stress related diseases

Logo 
Contact person at your institution for communications / press / external relations (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Agneta Green, +46-707 408019, Agneta.green@vgregion.se

Visitors
Last year:  
590 000
Trends (past and future) 

Number of visitors vary between 450 000 to 700 000 depending on program and weather.

Institution news
If your institution is involved with non-university-based teaching or education programmes, please describe them & the partners 

Collaboration with the city of Gothenburg and County administration Board

If your institution is involved with universities in teaching or education programmes, please name and describe them 

Yes. Various courses and fieldtrips in Botany, courses in environmental science. Supervision and examination of Ph-D students.

If your institution is involved in online courses, please describe them and the partners 

No

If your institution is involved in training projects, please describe them and the partners 

Training in Gardening in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Science http://www.slu.se/en/ and Gardening schools at different levels.

Other relevant information on education and / or training carried out 

Public education and school programmes.

Contact person at your institution for education / teaching / training (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Eva-Lena Larsson, +46-707 38087, eva-lena.larsson@vgregion.se

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

1. Biodiversity research and conservation programs 2. Nomenclature 3. Outreach

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF FUTURE INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

1. Researcher exchange such as in Synthesys 2. Outreach 3. Policies concerning biological diversity, CBM, ABS

Last update 
11.24.16