Leipzig Botanical Garden (image) German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig Share Print E-Mail Caption Leipzig is host to the oldest botanical garden in Germany. On an area of only three hectares, around 6500 of the 350,000 plant species worldwide grow here. Credit Swen Reichhold Usage Restrictions Use of the pictures provided by iDiv is permitted for reports related to this media release only, and under the condition that credit is given to the picture originator. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.