Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem

Publisher: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem. The Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM) forms a central facility of the Freie Universität Berlin. The institution promotes research in plant, algal and fungal taxonomy and systematics, maintains and enlarges botanical collections both living and preserved, and acts as a centre for education and information in botany. Founded in 1679 by the Great Elector and becoming part of Berlin University upon its foundation in 1810, the institution was moved to more ample premises in Dahlem, becoming operational on the new site in 1910. After substantial destruction in 1943-45 both garden and museum were restored and form today one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. The BGBM comprises one of the most diverse botanical gardens in the world, a rich herbarium, a magnificent library and one of the few botanical museums in existence. It publishes the journal Willdenowia, the monographic series Englera and popular publications dedicated to the garden and the museum exhibitions.

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