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Botanical Garden of Vilnius University

Summary
Botanical Garden of Vilnius University (Vilniaus universiteto botanikos sodas) is a botanical garden situated in Vilnius, Lithuania. History The garden was established by professor Jean-Emmanuel Gilibert of Vilnius University in 1781. In 1832 the Vilnius University and Botanical Garden were closed. In 1919, the Botanical Garden of the Polish Stefan Batory University was started in a new location, in Vingis (known as Zakret at that time). In 1975 territory of the garden was expanded. Since then the main part of the garden is in Kairėnai (address: Kairėnų 43, LT-10239 Vilnius) which is situated in Antakalnis elderate of Vilnius. There is also a department of the garden in Vingis Park (address: M. K. Čiurlionio 110, LT-03100 Vilnius). Collection The collection of the botanical garden includes 11,000 taxa of plants, including:
  • 2,500 taxa in Department of Dendrology
  • 3,000 taxa in Department of Plant Systematic and Geography
  • 3,200
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