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Visitor Information

Welcome to the botanical garden. Admission is free of charge. The entrance and all main paths are wheelchair-accessible.

Last entry is 30 minutes before the garden closes. The side entrance will now be closed. Please use the main entrance to leave the botanical garden.

Monday to Friday 8 am to 7 pm
Saturday 1 pm to 7 pm
Sunday, Holiday 10 am to 7 pm
Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 1 pm to 6 pm
Sunday, Holiday 10 am to 6 pm
Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm

The entrance and all main paths are wheelchair-accessible.

A barrier-free toilet is located in the office building (29.01) next to the domed greenhouse. Unfortunately, the building is only open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outside of these times, please contact the supervisors.

By public transport (Rheinbahn and VRR)
The botanical garden is served by the trams U73 and U79 (final stop Universität Ost / Botanischer Garten).
The 735, 827, 835 and 836 buses (last one Monday to Saturday only) stop at the Universität Süd bus stop. From there the botanical garden can be reached in about 3 minutes on foot.

By car
A 46 towards Wuppertal – exit Düsseldorf Bilk (23) and follow the signs to the university.
A 46 from Wuppertal –exit Düsseldorf Innenstadt / Universität (immediately after exit 24, Wersten).
A 57 – exit Neuss-Hafen / Düsseldorf; continue towards Düsseldorf and follow the signs to the university.

P2 und P10 (near side entrance and final tram stop Universität Ost / Botanischer Garten)

Please note: P1 is under construction.

Become a tree sponsor!
To preserve our trees, they need protection and care. By becoming a tree sponsor, you have the opportunity to make a very personal contribution to the preservation of the trees and shrubs in the Botanic Garden.
Find out more about the sponsorships.

Dear visitor,

welcome to the botanical garden, a place of research, education and relaxation. We are pleased to have you and kindly ask you to observe our rules and comply with any instructions from our staff.

Thank you very much.

  • Please keep the garden clean and treat others with respect. Stick to the paths and mowed lawns.
  • Dogs are not allowed into the garden. Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, inline skates and similar devices are not permitted.
  • No picnics, barbecues, ball games, frisbee games, sunbathing.
  • Do not damage, pick or dig out any plants or steal seeds. Any damage and/or theft will be reported to the authorities. (Note that the plants and fruits on display at our garden may be poisonous or cause allergic reactions!)
  • Photographs and videos may be taken for private use only.
  • Visitors enter the garden at their own risk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

We hope you enjoy discovering our garden and its rich variety of plants. Admission is free of charge. All donations placed into our watering cans support the botanical garden.

The garden management

Let us accompany you into the fascinating world of plants. We provide group tours on many different subjects, ranging from specialized gardening knowledge to modern scientific findings. Information on topics, prices and booking can be found here.

Please note that photos and videos may be taken for private use only. You can apply for a permit by .

Scientifical Management & Public Relations

Dr. Sabine Etges
Building: 29.01
Floor/Room: 00.17
+49 211 81-12477

Technical Management

Heinz Diehl
Building: 29.01
Floor/Room: 00.18
+49 211 81-13237

Head Gardener| Research & Teaching, Greenhouses

Andreas Fischbach
Building: 29.01
Floor/Room: 00.15
+49 211 81-12402

Head Gardener | Training

Larissa Sieben
Building: 29.01
Floor/Room: 00.13
+49 211 81-12476

Head Gardener | Outdoor Grounds

Jan Philipp Uerlings
Building: 29.01
Floor/Room: 00.15
+49 0211 81-12403

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