WHAT'S ON

THE BOTANIC GARDEN WILL OPEN AGAIN ON SATURDAY 26 JUNE 2021

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Good news! According to the current coronavirus ordinance valid from 21 June 2021, the Botanic Garden can open again without having to take advance bookings and without having to record visitors' details for contact tracing. This easing will be in place as long as the number of infections place Nordrhein-Westfalen on incidence level 1 ("Inzidenzstufe 1"). We will therefore open the Botanic Garden again for our visitors from Saturday 26 June 2021. As of Saturday, the usual opening times apply.

In accordance with still existing hygiene rules, only the outddor part of the Botanic Garden will be open to the public. Unfortunately, the display houses and the Chinese Garden will still have to stay closed. It is too difficult if not impossible in these areas to comply with the obligatory distance and hygiene rules.

We look forward to your visit!

The Garden Management Team


TRAFFIC WARNING

Due to the reconstruction of the N-Row buildings, traffic on Oststraße and N-Südstraße is currently severely disrupted whilst parking spaces are also very limited. If you want to enter the Botanic Garden through the Betriebshoftor on N-Südstraße, please check the current traffic arrangement in this area (please click here).


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RECENT FLOWERING EVENTS

Unbothered by the lockdown, amazing plants keep unfolding their beauty at the Botanic Garden. Here are some impressions of what happens or has recently happened in our collections.

An Australian beauty

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Isopogon dawsonii R.T.Baker, Nepean Cone Bush genannt, a member of the Proteaceae family endemic to New South Wales (Australia).

TITAN ARUM FLOWERING ON 24 JUNE 2020

A small sensation took place in the night from 23 to 24 June. Precisely on the day, when the University was shut for everyone because a WW2 bomb had to be defused on a nearby construction site, one of our titan arums (Amorphophallus titanum, Araceae) flowered. At just over 1,50 m the "little guy" cannot match our almost 2,70 m tall titan arum from 2017, but it was still quite impressive. Fortunately, our time lapse camera could record the fascinating event!

ANIMALS IN THE BOTANIC GARDEN: COMMON BUZZARD

On 14 May 2020 we spotted this beautiful Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) in the pine along the stream in the botanic garden.

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Buteo buteo (L.) (Accipitridae) - Common Buzzard; Distribution: Central Europe [Photo: Wolfgang Stuppy, ©RUB]

POSTAL ADDRESS

Ruhr-University Bochum
Botanic Garden
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
GERMANY

ADDRESS FOR SATNAVS

"Universitätsstraße 160" or
GPS-COORDINATES 51.444761, 7.269031

CONTACT

phone: +49 (234)-32 -23098
E-Mail

OPENING TIMES

PLEASE NOTE:

DUE TO CORONA THE BOTANIC GARDEN WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL 25 JUNE 2021

Summertime
April 01 - October 31

Outdoor: Mon-Sun 9:00 - 18:00 h

Wintertime
November 01 - March 31

Outdoor: Mon-Sun 9:00 - 16:00 h

Glasshouses still closed due to Corona

Closed on December 24 and 31 as well as during storms and icy conditions

  • Admission free
  • No bicycles, e-scooters and drones
  • Dogs are allowed outdoors but only on the lead