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Tallinn Botanic Garden was founded in Kloostrimetsa as an institute of the Academy of Sciences on December 1, 1961. In 1995 it became a municipal establishment. Major plant collections were planted during the first 20 years. Outdoor gardens were opened for visitors in 1970 and greenhouses — in 1971.
In 1992 TBG became a member of the Association of the Baltic Botanic Gardens (ABBG) and in 1994 joined Botanic Garden Conservation International (BGCI). In 1995, the Society of Friends of Tallinn Botanic Garden was founded.
The place name Kloostrimetsa (Convent Forest) is associated with the nearby Pirita Monastery, dating from the 15th century.
The premises of today's TBG stretch across the land of the former farm of Konstantin Pats, the President of Estonia between 1920 and 1940.
TBG can boast with five extensive outdoor collections: the Arboretum (1244 taxa), the Rose Garden (595 cultivars), perennials (approximately 1600 taxa), bulbous plants (1260 taxa) and annuals (about 300 taxa). However, the number of different displays is much larger: heath garden, lilac garden, low-growth bulbs, lilies, alpine plants, peonies, astilbes, primroses, useful plants. The total of plant species and cultivars for visitors to admire and study exceeds 4500. The majority of plants growing in Estonian gardens and green areas may be found here, complemented by rather unique or new decorative and resistant to the local climate species.