Welcome

to the green lung of the RPTU Kaiserslautern and one of the biodiversity hotspots of the region!

The garden of the biology department at the campus Kaiserslautern hosts typical native communities and hundreds of plant and insect species.  As a campus and departmental garden it plays multiple roles: It supports academic research and teaching, serves as a recreational area  for students and employees, and  provides scientific information and horticultural know-how to the community. Our garden is divided into different areas dedicated to learning and teaching various botanical, ecological and natural history topics. Important aspects are for example knowledge of species, sustainable land use, ecosystem functions, pharmaceutical potentials of plants, crop science. We offer a wide variety of opportunities for practical training and research within our greenhouses (closed to the general public) and outdoor garden. We invite you to visit our garden for an opportunity to walk through and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while learning more about our ongoing work amongst the vibrant flora.


Interested in contributing?

We are supported by volunteers and student helpers. We also provide student internship positions in the fields of botany, plant ecology, and public outreach/educational science.

News

Summer garden 2024:
Enjoy the evening in good weather in June and July every Wednesday (except on 12.06.24 and 10.7.24) from 5 p.m. in the Campus Garden (the biology department garden) near building 16.  Free admission.
Events des ZSGW, Zentrum für Sport, Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden

From 22.04. the "summer opening hours" apply in the garden.

 

A wander through the outdoor garden allows you to discover:

  • Natural grassland community with diverse native wildflowers
     
  • Sandstone gorge with native cryptogam communities
     
  • Pond with aquatic flora and fauna (fed by water course from sandstone gorge)
     
  • Beech forest section with a collection of typical tree/shrub species and herbs
     
  • Witch's garden with an ethnobotanical focus on traditionally used plants
     
  • Herb spiral with kitchen and rare aromatic plants
     
  • Dry sandstone wall vegetation and slopes with arid thermophilous grassland communities
     
  • A regeneration project near a cut elm tree exploring natural succession and environmental heterogeneity
     
  • Thematic seasonal beds with flowers and crop plants:

2023

Die Drei Schwestern

Blühstreifen

Essbare Blüten

Brache

Gründüngung

Opening hours:

For the time being, the available area is limited to outdoor spaces. You can explore our cottage garden, the herb spiral and much more, or simply enjoy a wander through nature.
Our gate doors are open from:

Winter: Mon-Thu 8:00 h - 14:00 h and Fri 8:00 h - 12:00 h. Sat + Sun closed

Summer**: Mon-Fri 8:00 h - 19:00 h.

Sat-Sun**: 12:00 h - 19:00 h.

Holidays: Closed.

**From the start of lectures in the summer semester, the garden will be open longer in cooperation with the ZSGW.

Garden rules

Contact:

Tel: 0631 205 2023 / 0631-205-2495

Email: Garten

Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Rainer Wirth

Director: Prof. Stefanie Müller-Schüssele

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