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Tsukuba Botanical Garden

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Japan - Ibaraki - Tsukuba

Institution Code: TNS

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Tsukuba Botanical Garden

Tsukuba Botanical Garden is located in Tsukuba city Ibaraki Pref. about 70 km north of Tokyo. The garden is primarily established for an experimental station of botany particularly on taxonomy as well as for education of botany for the public.

The garden occupies ca.14 ha.(36 acres) and has c.5000 taxa of domestic and exotic plants from not only temperate but also tropical as well as humid areas of the world.

Main Address:
Tsukuba Botanical Garden
National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan
4-1-1 Amakubo
Ibaraki 305-0005 Japan

Telephone: +81 (0)29-851-5159
Fax: +81 (0)29-853-8998
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Masanobu Higuchi
    Curator's Name: Dr. Goro Kokubugata
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 14
    Educational Staff Number: 6
    Research Staff Number: 8
    Administration Staff Number: 15

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1976
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 14 Hectares
    Latitude: 35.3344
    Longitude: 136.0289
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1000000
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 7000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 3000
  • Special Collections:Vascular plants of central Japan, especially threatened species including aquatic plants and subtropical plants from the Ryukyus; and also East Asian ferns and orchids.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes