THE RHODODENDRON COLLECTION AT THE GÖTEBORG BOTANICAL GARDEN

B. Aldén
The garden opened to the public in 1923. It is municipal but serves also as the botanical garden for the University of Göteborg. First plantations are from 1916.

Within the 175 hectares, 20 ha constitute the Garden Proper, another 15 ha the Arboretum and the rest, the Nature Reserve.

Four valleys run through the area giving the garden a varied topography with hills, lakes, bogs and small streams. The lowest point is at 27 and the highest at 120 m above sea level.

Approximately 12.000 species and 3.000 cultivars are in cultivation. Assortments of utility plants and ornamentals, include vegetables, herbs, perennials, bedplants, dahlias, bulbs, dwarf conifers and roses. Prominent areas of botanical interest are the Rock Garden (ca. 5.000 taxa), the Rhododendron Valley, the Bamboo Grove, the Japan Valley, the Bulb Garten (1.000 taxa), the Arboretum and the Greenhouse (ca. 4.000 taxa).

Aldén, B. (1994). THE RHODODENDRON COLLECTION AT THE GÖTEBORG BOTANICAL GARDEN. Acta Hortic. 364, 175-178
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1994.364.24
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1994.364.24
wild species, winter survival, climatic tolerance

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