Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
ul. Dąbrowskiego 165
Tel. (61) 829 2013, (61) 829 2009
March: 9 am – 5 pm
April: 9 am – 7 pm
May – August: 9 am – 8 pm
September: 9 am – 7 pm
October: 9 am – 6 pm
November – February: 9 am – 3 pm
Director: Prof. Justyna Wiland-Szymańska
Deputy Director: Justyna Chrzanowska MSc
Staff: 3 academic-technical staff, 14 engineeringtechnical staff, 2 administrative staff, 28 support staff, 16 seasonal staff, 9 caretakers
The Botanical Garden which was established in 1925, is an entity within the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, which is maintained by the university while also being supported by the City of Poznań. It is a venue for many cultural events, including concerts and exhibitions. The annual outdoor events organized here each year are very popular: the May ‛long’ weekend in the Botanical Garden (on May 1–3) and the so-called Botanik’s Birthday (at the beginning of September) have become permanent fixtures on the city’s calendar. The garden is one of Poznań’s historic sites and it can be used free of charge all year round for recreational purposes. The botanical collections are laid out according to the following categories on an area covering nearly 22 hectares of land: Dendrology, Ecology, Plant Biology, Plant Geography, Plant Systematics, Rare and Endangered Plants, Water and Marsh Plants, Ornamental Plants, as well as the Alpine Garden and greenhouse collections. Plant collections serve both scientific and teaching, as well as broadly understood general education purposes. The garden has a wide educational offer, addressed to all age groups, in the form of lectures, workshops, educational games and excursions. Moreover, the organization of the garden enables visitors to discover nature on their own – thanks to professionally designed educational paths. One of them is called ‛Garden Singers’ – consisting of a set of colourful boards with descriptions of selected species of birds, drawings and QR codes that allow visitors to listen to their voices. Guided tours are also available. The garden actively participates in the protection of threatened and endangered species, using ex-situ cultivation, participating in grants devoted to strengthening their populations in nature and also operating a seed bank. Since 1925 the garden has been publishing the Index Seminum (seed index) via which seeds and spores can be provided to research institutes around the world.
The Adam Mickiewicz University Botanical Garden in Poznań is a member of Polish and international organizations: the Council of Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in Poland, Botanic Gardens Conservation International and Botanic Gardens in the Baltic Sea Region. Furthermore, it also collaborates in the informal Wielkopolska Botanical Gardens group.