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Nezahat Gokyigit Botanik Bahcesi

Turkey - Istanbul

Institution Code: TEMA

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

About the Nezahat Gokyigit Botanik Bahcesi

Privately funded (ANG Foundation) Botanic Garden in a motorway intersection. Parcels of land connected by tunnels or foot bridges.Situated on the Asian side of Istanbul in a rapidly developing residential area.

Large Turkish geophyte collection.
Children's garden. Schools programmes. Medicinal, aromatic, economic, edible and dye plants garden. 18cent. mansion garden, scale model of the Bosphorus, amphitheatre. Arboretum and oak collection under development.

Main Address:
Nezahat Gokyigit Botanik Bahcesi
Ataturk Mah., Fatih Sultan Mehmet Cad.,
TEM Otoyolu Anadolu Kavsagi, Atasehir,
34758 Turkey

Telephone: +90 (0) 216 4564437
Fax: +90 (0) 216 4564438
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Dr. Adil Güner
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Salih Kanoglu,
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 14
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Y
    Status: State: N
    Status: Educational: Y
    Status: Municipal: N
    Status: Satellite: N
    Status: Trust: Y
  • Date founded: 2003
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 12 Hectares
  • Total Area: 32 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.0123
    Longitude: 28.9759
    Altitude: 90.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: NGBB
  • Local Address: Atasehir
  • Locality: City: Istanbul
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1080
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 10
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: N
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: N
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: N
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 135000
    Number of Volunteers: 14

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 6387
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1801
  • Special Collections:Special collections

    Turkish geophytes. Medicinal aromatic edible and dye plants. Black Sea plants. Rock and crevice garden, Dry and halophytic plants

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Y
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y
    Reintroduction Programme: Y

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: N
    Plant Breeding: N
    Conservation - Genetics: N
    Education: Y
    Exploration: N
    Floristics: N
    Horticulture: Y
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: N
    Molecular Genetics: N
    Pollination Biology: N
    Restoration Ecology: N
    Seed/Spore Biology: N
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Y
    Sustainability: N
    Agriculture: N
    Land Restoration: N

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: N
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
    Courses for University/College Students: N
    Courses for General Public: Y
    Education Programme: Y
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February 2002