The city of Delft

In the city of Delft the Botanical Garden is the largest green space close to the inner city, an oasis of rest for surrounding residents of a busy city, and of course also for the TU population itself and many others. All sorts of formal and private connections exist between the city and the garden. Countless couples have their wedding pictures made in this greenery. With a large variation of garden events and activities, the garden participates in the cultural life of the city.

Technical University Delft

The Botanical Garden is imbedded in the structure of the Technical University Delft as part of the department of Biotechnology of the faculty Technical Natural Sciences, TNW. Within the TU Delft there are all sorts of connections regarding research and education between the Botanical Garden and other units of the university. Moreover, such connections also exist with other research and educational establishments, companies, and governments.

Netherlands Society of Botanical Gardens

Together with 21 other Dutch gardens, the Botanical Garden of TU Delft is united in the NVBT, the Netherlands Society of Botanical Gardens. The NVBT is again closely connected to the Society National Plant Collections (SNP). This foundation co-ordinates the scientifically documented plant collections in various gardens. In international context the Botanical Garden TU Delft is part of BGCI, EUROGARD, IPEN and ENSCONET.

Association of Friends of the Botanical Garden

There is a close tie between the Botanical Garden TU Delft and the large and active Association of Friends of the Botanical Garden. Together with the Garden, this Association publishes a quarterly periodical. An important task is assigned to the team of garden volunteers, as it is to the team of volunteers in the Museum Shop. A steadily growing number of friends visits the Face book page of the Botanical Garden.

Plants for the Future

With the project, Plants for the Future, the joined botanical gardens work on their own public programming. Thanks to the support of the National Postal Code Lottery, they are able, in co-operation with the Waag Society, to link their plant collections and share them publicly in an innovative manner. This project was started in 2013 and the gardens worked jointly to achieve ‘2017: The year of the Botanical Gardens in The Netherlands’.
Tropaeolum majus, Oost-Indische kers
Tropaeolum majus, Nasturtium

Steun van de Postcode Loterij voor de Nederlandse Vereniging Botanische Tuinen
Support of the Postal Code Lottery
for the Netherlands Society of Botanical Gardens


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