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In response to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Utrecht University Botanical Gardens supplies seeds and other plant material in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Botanic Gardens and similar collections.


We are part of the IPEN network (International Plant Exchange Network) and can exchange material with other IPEN-members without bi-lateral agreements.


Download the IPEN Agreement (PDF), sign it and make it valid for 1, 3 or 5 years, for plant material exchange outside the IPEN network (read more about it below). You can return it by fax (see below), email or normal mail (see contact).


The current IPEN-members (List of gardens currently registered with IPEN ) and more information is listed on the BGCI webside.


Non IPEN-members has to return the "Agreement on the supply of living plant material for non-commercial purposes leaving the International Plant Exchange Network (IPEN version 2b)" which must be signed by authorized staff. This agreement can be made valid for 1, 3 or 5 years and if an agreement has been received desiderata (orders) can be given on this Web site. This Agreement (PDF) can be returned by mail or Fax (see number below).

Notes on ordering: