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Kunming Botanical Garden

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China - Yunnan - Kunming

Institution Code: KUN

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Kunming Botanical Garden

Kunming Botanical Garden, 12 km from Kunming city, with towering old trees form a Black Dragon Pool Park, a famous tourist area. Has 60 years of history, the total area of ​​44 hectares of Kunming Botanical Garden, is a valuable introduction Yunnan flowers, herbs Yunnan, Yunnan important trees and rare and endangered plants in Yunnan Province as the main content of the live collection of garden plants. Nearly 6,000 species of plants have been collected, with 14 specialized class botanical garden.

Main Address:
Kunming Botanical Garden
Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Heilongtan, Northern Suburbs
Yunnan 650201 China

Telephone: (86 871) 65223628/65223807
Fax: (86 871) 65223612
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Sun Weibang
    Curator's Name: Wang Shiqiong
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Yin Qing
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 24
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 18
    Administration Staff Number: 6

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
  • Date founded: 1938
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 10 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 34 Hectares
  • Total Area: 44 Hectares
    Latitude: 25.0166
    Longitude: 102.6833
    Annual Rainfall: 1006 mm
    Altitude: 1990.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 3 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 10 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: 昆明植物园 (云南)
  • Local Address: 中国云南省昆明市北郊黑龙潭中科院昆明植物研究所,邮编 650201
  • Locality: City: 昆明
  • Locality: State: 云南

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1
    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: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 800000

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 4
  • Special Collections:Economically valuable species and cultivars and species of Camellia, Rhododendron, Begonia,Fern, Lilium, Medicinal Plants, Monocotyledons. Plants with volatile plant oils (Camphor etc). Conifers. Regular seed list produced.Rare and endangered plants of Yunnan

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes