Currently, the Botanical Garden employs approximately 100 employees.
There are 16 sections each looked after by a head gardener. Our head gardeners are master craftsmen with decades of experience, each supervising their own team of gardeners, assistant gardeners and trainees.
- Araceae, Bromeliaceae and tropical ferns: Kaja Herzog
- Tropical propagation (except succulents), carnivorous plants and Begonias: Harald Loose
- Cacti and other succulents: Franziska Berger
- Temperate plants: Angelo Razeto
- Container plants, Passifloraceae and Fuchsias: Walburga Bergmaier
- Orchids: Bert Klein
- Palm House, Cycads and tropical economic plants: Robert Kreutzer
- Aquatic plants of the tropics: Andreas Richter
- Alpine progpagation and the
Alpine Garden on the Schachen: Jennifer Wainwright-Klein
- Rock Garden: Franz Schlegel
- Arboretum and Rhododendron grove: Andreas Stadlmayer
- Economic plants: Rolf Brüggemann
- Ecology and Genetics division: Hans Goetzke
- Propagation of plants for the Ornamental Courtyard: Markus Schmölz
- Ornamental Courtyard: Eva Marie Meyer
- Order beds: Anton Schmid
The head gardeners of the glasshouse complex are managed by the Horticultural Engineer Till Hägele , those of the garden area are managed by the Chief Inspector of Horticulture (Gartenoberinspektorin) Eva Schmidbauer . The technical and horticultural operations as well as the workshop are under the supervision of the Chief Engineer Stefan Wiegert .
One of the main strengths of the Munich Botanical Garden is the work of three scientists associated with the Botanical Garden who maintain the scientific documentation of the plant collection: PD Dr. Ehrentraud Bayer, Dr. Günter Gerlach and Dr. Andreas Gröger. It is most important that each plant species growing in our Garden receives its correct scientific name and is duly recorded. Only then will we be able to meet the requirements of our own research standards, satisfy requests from other external scientists for plant material and fulfil the promise of comprehensive information we are striving to pass on to our visitors.
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