Botanical Gardens with Collections

Among the collections, the Botanical Garden has a special position, as living “objects” can be seen here. On ten hectares one can find almost 10,000 plant species from all over the world. The plants are arranged according to geographic, ecological, and relationship aspects.

Rhododendrons are a focal point, with about 75 cultivated forms and over 170 wild species. The systematic section – below the Tropicarium – shows the families of flowering plants based on their relationships. Above the North Ring, the Arboretum, a systematically arranged collection of woody plants, is located on five hectares. The greenhouses present the subtropical and tropical plant world on more than 3000 square meters. The Botanical Garden sees itself as a place of education as well as a meeting and recreation place for the urban population.

To the collection in the eMuseum (selection)

Highlights of the Collection

Abbildung: Botanischer Garten Highlight © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt
Botanischer Garten Highlight
Botanical Gardens with greenhouses
Tropicarium – plant life in the greenhouse

Visit collection

Opening hours

Mon to Fri from 7:30am to 4:30pm (greenhouses from 8am to 4:30pm)

Weekends and holidays from 8am to 4:30pm (greenhouses from 10am to 4:30pm)


“Sundays at two” (every second Sunday in the month at 2pm)
Group tours by appointment


Dr. Alexandra Kehl
Tel: 07071-2976161

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Free of charge


Botanical Gardens of the University of Tübingen
Hartmeyerstraße 123
72076 Tübingen