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Nezahat Gokyigit Botanic Garden

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Turkey - Istanbul

Institution Code: TEMA

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Nezahat Gokyigit Botanic Garden

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 Botanic Garden
Ataturk Mah., Fatih Sultan Mehmet Cad.,
TEM Otoyolu Anadolu Kavsagi, Atasehir,
34758 Turkey

Telephone: +90 (216) 456 4437
Fax: +90 (216) 456 4438
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Dr. Adil Güner
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Salih Sercan 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: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 2003
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 12 Hectares
  • Total Area: 32 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.0123
    Longitude: 28.9759
    Altitude: 90.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi
  • Local Address: Ataşehir
  • Locality: City: Istanbul
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1080
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 10
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • 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: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Education: Yes
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    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: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes