OUR TEAM

Running such a large and diverse Botanic Garden requires a large team. Currently, there are c. 50 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, a driver and a scientist.

DIRECTOR

Prof. Dr. Dominik BEGEROW
Ruhr-University Bochum
Geobotany 
Universitätsstraße 150
Building ND 03/174
D-44801 Bochum
Phone: +49 234 32 27212

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR

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

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CURATOR

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

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TECHNICAL HEAD

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

Email: 

SECRETARIAT

Olga TKACENKO
Ruhr-University Bochum
Botanic Garden 
Universitätsstraße 150
Building BOTA 0/32
D-44801 Bochum
Phone: +49 234 32 23098 / +49 234 32 28368

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TEAM LEADERS

Hans MACKRODT
Team Leader Glasshouses

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

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Tillmann REIF-VON WERNE
Team Leader Outdoor

Ruhr-University Bochum
Botanic Garden 
Universitätsstraße 150
Building BOTA
D-44801 Bochum
Phone:

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HORTICULTURAL TEAMS

OUTDOOR STAFF AREA & EXPERTISE
Angelika BACK-KÜHN Morphology & Geobotany
Jonas BAHL Geobotany
Eva BOLLEY Alpine Garden & Geobotany
Klaus DIMTER Stream, Herbaceous Border & Chinese Garden
Sönke HAAS Alpine Garden
Hannelore JAWORSKI-PFETZING Geobotany
Heike KLEIN Useful Plants & Vegetation History
Anke LEITNER Ornamental displays
Emma LOCHNER-STUPPY Herbacous Border, Chinese Garden
Tabea SEGATZ Ornamental displays, Spring Garden
Anke STADTHAUS Spring Garden, Stream, Chinese Garden
Matthias TOPP Arboretum & Geobotany
Kerstin URBAN Seed intake, Outdoors
Daniela VOLLMER Medicinal Plants & Vegetation History
Dagmar WICKEL Alpine Garden
GLASSHOUSE STAFF AREA & EXPERTISE
Gundula BUßMANN Cacti & other Succulents, Desert House
Andreas KRÄMER Tropical Conservatory, Tropical Propagation & Terraria
Lukas OSTHOFF Cacti & other Succulents, Desert House
Jan RASCHE Savannah Houses, Container Plants, Chilies
Elke SCHLABS Bromeliads, Mediterranean Plants, Tropical Crops
Lukasz WISNIEWSKI Orchids, Tillandsias, Cloud Forest Houses
WORKSHOP & MACHINERY AREA & EXPERTISE
Janus BORKOWSKI Vehicle and Machinery Maintenance, Custom-Made Constructions
Thomas BREUKER Machinery Handling and Maintenance, Custom-Made Constructions
Andreas FELLMANN Driver
CAMPUS GREEN AREA & EXPERTISE
Dursun ACAR University Campus
Harry BLOCK University Campus
Denis DRABINSKI University Campus
Thomas, HECKER University Campus
Jennifer ERBSLÖH University Campus
Karl REINDERS University Campus
Knut SCHELLBERG University Campus
APPRENTICES
Luca DÖRMANN
Berenike GERICKE
Lou Alexander GRÄTSCH
Lisa Marie KREBS
Aaron KIRCHHOFF
Leon Finn RAJSKI

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

Summer
April 01 - October 31

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

Winter
November 01 - March 31

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

PLEASE NOTE: Glasshouses and Chinese Garden 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