Forest Botanical Garden

Welcome to the Forest Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Dear visitor,

New to the Forest Botanical Garden?

Featuring more than 2,000 species within an area of about 40ha this institution is one of the most comprehensive and diverse collections specialising in woody plants in the German-speaking region.

On our web pages you will find some interesting information on the location, history, mission, plant inventory, and botanical highlights of the Forest Botanical Garden and Arboretum. The Arboretum hosts a collection of woody species organized into geographic regions: Caucasus and Asia Minor, China, Japan, Korea, and North America.

Furthermore, you can read about the particularities and utilization characteristics of relevant tree species.
Like to know what Black Alder has to do with clogs and witch hair? You’ll find the answer – and a lot more – on our website!


Prof. Dr. Holger Kreft


We would like to thank the Lindemann-Stiftung for financal support of this website.