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Taipei Botanical Garden

Taiwan - Taipei City

Institution Code: TAIF

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Taipei Botanical Garden

The Taipei Botanical Garden (TPBG) was built in 1896, began as a nursery and shifted to the botanical garden later in 1921. It is located in the Taipei City and occupies about 8 hectares. More than 2000 species have been collected and displayed herein. In addition to the plentiful living plants, two old buildings in the garden have been assigned to be the cultural heritage by the government. One is the administrative office of Ching (Manchu) Dynasty, the other one is the herbarium. The former was built in 1888 at a place away from TPBG about 2 km and was moved to the TPBG in 1933. The latter was built in 1924 and was the first herbarium in Taiwan. A new herbarium was built nearby in 2000. The TPBG is also a site of unearthed cultural relics. Altogether it becomes one of the most precious places in Taiwan, with the underground cultural remnants, historical buildings, abundant living plants, and worldwide plant specimens.

Main Address:
Taipei Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden Division, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute
53, Nanhai Road
Taipei City
10066 Taiwan

Telephone: 886 2 23039978 ext. 2701
Fax: 886 2 23076220
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Yue-Hsing Star Huang
    Curator's Name: Dr. Wen-liang Chiou
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr. Chien Fan Chen
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 6
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 6
    Administration Staff Number: 5

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1896
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Total Area: 8 Hectares
    Latitude: 25.0618
    Longitude: 121.5475
    Annual Rainfall: 2800 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 290000
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 2000000
    Number of Volunteers: 200

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 5000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2000
  • Special Collections:Economic trees and tropical to subtropical plants.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes
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