OUR TEAM

Running such a large and diverse Botanic Garden requires a large team. Currently, there are c. 45 staff members altogether. The members of our team must cover a wide variety of different skills. Although most team members are trained gardeners of different specialisations (e.g. ornamental plants, landscaping), we also need secretaries, mechanics and a scientist.

DIRECTOR

Prof. Dr. Christopher GREFEN
Ruhr-University Bochum
Molecular & Cellular Botany 
Building ND 7/130
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
Phone: +49 234 32 26212

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Prof. Dr. Berit EBERT
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Molecular Evolution of Plants 
Gebäude NDEF 05/348
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum
Fon: +49 234 32 22553

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CURATOR

Dr. Wolfgang STUPPY
Ruhr-University Bochum
Botanic Garden 
Building BOTA 0/30
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
Phone: +49 234 32 26669

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TECHNICAL HEAD

Marco MENDRINA
Ruhr-University Bochum Botanic Garden 
Building BOTA 0/33
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
Phone: +49 234 32 28368

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EDUCATION

Dr. Britta BÜKER
Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty of Biology & Biotechnology
Molecular & Cellular Botany
Building ND 7/134
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44780 Bochum
Fon: +49 234 32 29397

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Dr. Franziska ROOSEN
Ruhr-University Bochum
Botanic Garden 
Building BOTA 0/32
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
Fon: +49 234 32 26277

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SECRETARIAT

Stephanie IBAÑEZ MEYER &
Olga TKACENKO

Ruhr-University Bochum
Botanic Garden 
Building BOTA 0/31
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
Fon: +49 234 32 28733 / +49 234 32 23098

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TEAM LEADERS

Tillmann REIF-VON WERNE
Team Leader Outdoor & Training Supervisor (Apprentices)

Ruhr-University Bochum
Botanic Garden 
Building BOTA 0/26
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
Phone: +49 234 32 25855

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Lukasz WISNIEWSKI
Team Leader Glasshouses

Ruhr-University Bochum
Botanic Garden 
Building BOTA 0/26
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
Phone: +49 234 32 25855

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HORTICULTURAL TEAMS

OUTDOOR STAFF AREA & EXPERTISE
Angelika BACK-KÜHN Morphology & Geobotany
Eva BOLLEY Training Supervisor (Apprentices), Alpine Garden & Geobotany
Klaus DIMTER Stream, Chinese Garden
Sönke HAAS Alpine Garden
Hannah JAWORSKI-PFETZING Geobotany
Heike KLEIN Useful Plants & Vegetation History
Lisa-Marie KREBS Alpine Garden
Anke LEITNER Summer flowers
Emma LOCHNER-STUPPY Herbacous Border
Knut SCHELLBERG general maintenance
Tabea SEGATZ Spring Garden & Arboretum
Anke STADTHAUS Spring Garden
Kerstin URBAN Seed intake, general maintenance
Daniela VOLLMER Medicinal Plants & Vegetation History
Dagmar WICKEL Alpine Garden
GLASSHOUSE STAFF AREA & EXPERTISE
Gundula BUßMANN Cacti & other Succulents, Desert House
Luca DÖRMANN aquatic plants, terraria
Nikolai FÜHRER Cacti & other Succulents, Desert House
Ulrich KATZ Cacti & other Succulents, Desert House
Andreas KRÄMER Tropical Conservatory, Tropical Propagation & Terraria
Jan RASCHE Savannah Houses, Container Plants, Chilies
Elke SCHLABS Bromeliads, Mediterranean Plants, Tropical Crops
WORKSHOP & MACHINERY AREA & EXPERTISE
Thomas BREUKER Machinery Handling and Maintenance, Custom-Made Constructions
CAMPUS GREEN AREA & EXPERTISE
Dursun ACAR University Campus
Harry BLOCK University Campus
Denis DRABINSKI University Campus
Jennifer ERBSLÖH University Campus
Andreas GRÄFE University Campus
Thomas HECKER University Campus
Mehmet NAYIR University Campus
Karl REINDERS University Campus
Carsten SELKE University Campus
APPRENTICES
Maria BIRKENBACH
Damien-Leandré FIENER
Martje Frederike KÖLLN
Maria BIRKENBACH
Martje Friederike KÖLLN

POSTAL ADDRESS

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

ADDRESS FOR SATNAVS

"N-Südstraße 6" or
GPS-COORDINATES 51.444761, 7.269031

CONTACT

phone: +49 (0)234 32 22005
E-Mail

OPENING TIMES

Summer
April 01 - October 31

Outdoor: Mon-Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Glasshouses: Mon-Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Winter
November 01 - March 31

Outdoor: Mon-Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glasshouses: Mon-Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Closed from 23 Dec 2024 until 06 Jan 2025 (University-wide energy saving measure) 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