Founded in 1593, the Botanical Garden is one of the oldest in the world.
Its research and conservation collections are among the most species-rich plant collections in Europe. It has been located on the Neuenheimer Feld campus for more than one hundred years and invites visitors to explore plant species from all continents on an area of three hectares.
Tropical orchids, bromeliads, and succulents can be marvelled at in a 4,000 square meter greenhouse, half of which is open to visitors. In the open air, a fern canyon, an alpine plantation, a heath plantation, or East Asian perennials and woody plants invite visitors to explore and linger.
Many of the approximately 5,000 cultivated species are threatened with extinction. Against this backdrop, the Botanic Garden carries out a wide-ranging public education program in addition to its scientific mission, offering guided tours and workshops to bring biodiversity and its importance to life for visitors.
Public education programs and events
The current program of guided tours and courses can be found here.