History

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1793  Foundation of the first Botanical Garden in the downtown of Innsbruck
1860 -1878 Construction of one of the first rock gardens in the world by Anton Kerner.
1906 The garden moves to his present locality - a southfacing hillside in Hötting, at the foot of the Central Northern Lime Alps, on the site of the new Botanical Department.
1909 Construction of the first greenhouses
1913 Opening of the new Botanical Department
1948 -1965 Replanning of the entire garden area by A. Pisek
1977 -1979 Building of three new greenhouses for the public
1979 -1980 Establishment of an area for medicinal and poisonous plants
1987 -1990 Rebuilding of the rock garden according to geographical and geological principles ( an Alpinum). Construction of four ponds combined by brooklets, within the Alpinum  
1993 Erection of a special greenhouse for succulents - the former succulent greenhouse was adapted to an Alpine House . Reformation of the area 'System' according to modern systematical viewpoints. Completion of our new Alpine Garden ( 2ha in extent) on Mount Patscherkofel near Innsbruck
1994 Inauguration of the Alpine Garden and the Research Station on Mt. Patscherkofel
1997  Construction of a new greenhouse for containerized plants
1998 Building of a special frame for high alpine plants
1999  Inauguration of the, in Austria unique, Fragrance and Touch garden