The Botanical Gardens of Bonn’s university, which were laid out in the early 19th century instead of the electoral garden, are located right behind the Castle Poppelsdorf. More than 8000 species of plant can be seen here.
In 1818, the park around the Castle Poppelsdorf was laid out as the Botanical Gardens with ten hothouses. Today, this institution does not only serve as an important research place of botany, but also as a public park for plant lovers or strollers. With a total of 6 hectares of open land and a hothouse complex of 2500 m², more than 800 species of plant are cultivated here. Tropical plants, ferns, mangroves, water lilies, cactuses and orchids from all over the world are living in the nine connected building parts according to their natural symbiosis.
The permanent exhibition is supplemented by professional guided tours and lectures of the “Freundeskreis Botanischer Garten e.V.” The hothouses are also accessible for people in wheelchairs.
Botanische Gärten Bonn (Botanical Gardens Bonn)
Meckenheimer Allee 171
Telephone: +49 (0)2 28 / 73 55 23
- April 1 – October 31: Mo. – Fr. 09:00 AM – 18:00 PM,
closed on Sa.
- November 1 – March 31: Mo. – Fr. 09:00 AM – 16:00 PM
- Opening hours greenhouses: open all year round
Mo. - Fr. 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM and 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM,
So. 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Source: Tourismus&Congress GmbH Region Bonn/Rhein-Sieg/Ahrweiler