Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten der Universität Bayreuth

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Main entrance and greenhouses of the ÖBG Bayreuth

The Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten der Universität Bayreuth (16 hectares) is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Bayreuth. It is located at Universitätsstraße 30, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany, and open daily except Saturday.

The garden was founded in 1978 with a focus on ecology and environmental field research and teaching. It now contains over 10,000 plant species from around the world, organized into four major sections:

  • Crop garden (1 hectare)
  • Ecology experimental plots (8 hectares) with lysimeter and groundwater basins.

The university also maintains a herbarium, established in 2001, which contains approximately 25,000 documents focusing on seed plants, but also with several thousand cryptogams, especially mosses, as well as a seed collection and library.

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Coordinates: 49°55′25″N 11°35′07″E / 49.9235°N 11.5854°E / 49.9235; 11.5854