Green School

As a scientific institution, the Botanical Garden not only serves research and teaching within the university, but also covers a wide range of subjects for school classes of all ages. Biology teachers are warmly invited to introduce their pupils of all ages to the first-hand experience and study of plants and animals. On guided tours, they can be introduced to modern scientific findings, with special attention given to the pupils’ age. The specially organised sections of the garden offer plenty of scope for real-life teaching with a strong emphasis on personal experience.

In the pollination biology section, teachers can illustrate how plants and animals have become adapted to each other in the course of evolution. Fragrant and unpleasantly smelling plants add to the diversity and emit a huge range of odours. The garden of cultivated plants containing over 150 species and varieties shows our everyday food plants in their original, unprocessed form. The plants of the Apothecaries’ Garden are selected according to their most important active agents, and it is surprising that “everyday” plants like kitchen herbs can also be found here. Along with the classical disciplines of botany, classification, ecology and morphology, the latest findings of molecular biology are rendered tangible with reference to living plants (flower development).


Botanischer Garten

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Universitätsstr. 1
Building: 29.01
40225 Düsseldorf


Prof. Dr. Peter Westhoff

Entwicklungs- und Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen
Building: 26.03
Floor/Room: 02.34
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