WHAT'S ON

DUE TO CORONA: CLOSURE OF THE BOTANIC GARDEN FROM 02 UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2020

In accordance with the stricter Corona protection measures prescribed by the government, the Botanic Garden will be closed to visitors from 02 until 30 November 2020. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

The Garden Management





RECENT FLOWERS

Here we show the most exciting plants which have recently flowered at the Botanic Garden.

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!

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

In June something very special happened. Our Queen of the Night (Selenicereus grandiflorus) flowered. The huge flowers of this climbing cactus, which is at home in Central America and the Caribbean, only open for a single night. If you want to marvel at this beauty, you need need to stay up. It takes until midnight for the flowers to fully open, only to close again for ever before sunrise.

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Selenicereus grandiflorus (L.) Britton & Rose (Cactaceae) - Queen of the Night; distribution: Mexico to Guatemala and northern Caribbean - Photo: Wolfgang Stuppy; ©RUB

THE FLOWERING IN TIME LAPSE


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: bota@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

OPENING TIMES

PLEASE NOTE:

DUE TO CORONA THE BOTANIC GARDEN WILL BE CLOSED FROM 02-30 NOVEMBER 2020

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