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Sharjah Botanic Garden

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United Arab Emirates - Sharjah

Institution Code: SHARJ

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Sharjah Botanic Garden

His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah has authorised the Sharjah Research Academy to launch an exciting project to design and develop the Sharjah Botanic Garden (SBG).

The project began in 2018, but is associated with the Sharjah Seed Bank & Herbarium that established in 2018.

Main Address:
Sharjah Botanic Garden
Sharjah Research Academy
Sharjah
60999 United Arab Emirates

Telephone: +971 5 506 2260
Fax: +971 6 506 2201
URL: www.botanicgarden.ae
Primary Email: daveaplin@sra.ae

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Dave Aplin
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number:
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 6
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 2018
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 60 Hectares
    Latitude: 22.142267
    Longitude: 55.343360
    Annual Rainfall: 116 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Sharjah Botanic Garden
  • Local Address:
  • Locality: City:
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 4000
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: No
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: No

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Plant collections to be developed

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: No
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No