Despite its small area of only 3/4 hectares, the Botanical Garden has about 300 species of trees and shrubs, including some large trees. These are usually not much more than 120 years old.

Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
Hanging beech (Fagus sylvatica var. pendula)
String tree (Sophora japonica)
Sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa)
Marsh Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, female)

A list of all woody plants has been published in 2011 and is available in bookshops and at our information desk ("Infostand" open on Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.): Bruno Erny, Hanspeter Haller, Andreas Huber 2011: The Woody Plants of the Botanical Garden of the University of Basel. pep + no name. ISBN 978-3-907510-17-9. paperback. 50 S. CHF 15.