Welcome to the website of the Botanical Garden Münster!

Current information of events and seasonal botanical highlights can be found under the rubric visitors information

Viola guestphalica
© WWU/ BG Münster

Support for active nature conservation

An increasing number of wild plant species are threatened in their existence in Germany and some of them have become so rare in recent years that they are currently threatened with extinction.

The project Wild Plant Protection Germany (WIPs De) promotes cultural measures for highly endangered species.  From seeds, spores and the reproduction of clones, young plants are grown in Botanic Gardens in conservation cultures for the settlement in natural habitats.

One of these responsible species is the Westphalian Calm Violet (Viola guestphalica, logo of the Botanical Garden Muenster). This endemic violet grows at only one location in North Rhine-Westphalia. Since the end of 2019, the Botanical Garden Muenster has been financially supported by the Federal Agency of Nature Conservation for the conservation culture of the Westphalian Calm Violet in order to ensure the preservation of this responsible species.

© BfN
© WWU-Thomas Mohn

Baumtaler-Führungen dank großzügiger Spende

Am 29.11.2019 übergab Herr Krimphove einen gebackenen Scheck über 3000 Euro an den Fördererkreis des Botanischen Gartens. Damit werden von April bis Oktober Führungen für Vorschulkinder, Schulklassen und Ferienbetreuung finanziert. Mit der Spende können 85 Kindergruppen eine kostenlose Führung im Botanischen Garten buchen.

Der Fördererkreis und das Team des Botanischen Gartens bedanken sich herzlich bei Herrn Krimphove für die Unterstützung. Informationen zur Bewerbung erhalten sie hier: Baumtaler-Führungen 

Botanical Garden of WWU

Plant systematics with a view to the castle
© de Lamor-Sellés Schneider

The Botanical Garden of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster was founded in 1803. As scientific institution it provides resources for scientific research and teaching. Other functions include conservation of species- and genetic diversity and maintenance of scientifically valuable collections.

Green houses and orangery
© de Lamor-Sellés Schneider

In addition to its role as university facility, the Botanical Garden Münster is open to the public and represents an recreational oasis right in the center of Münster  where visitors are invited to discover and enjoy nature and learn interesting facts about botany and ecology.

The Botanical Garden offers numerous guided tours and events and provides information on botanical and ecological topics.

Winter in the Botanical Garden
© BG Münster
Spring in the Botanical Garden
© BG Münster