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Taipei Botanical Garden
Taiwan - Taipei City
Institution Code: TAIF
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.
Telephone: 886 2 23039978 ext. 2701