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Tooro Botanical Gardens

Uganda - Fort Portal

Institution Code:

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

About the Tooro Botanical Gardens

Located in Western Uganda, this botanic garden undertakes reforestation using indigenous tree species in collaboration with local partners.
Staff at Tooro botanical gardens are experienced in the propagation of many indigenous species, maintain a medicinal plant garden and undertake education programs.

Main Address:
Tooro Botanical Gardens
P.O. Box 21
Fort Portal

Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Godfrey Ruyonga
    Curator's Name: Edward Rugumayo
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 2001
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 0.6605
    Longitude: 30.2783
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Y
  • Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Focus on indigenous and medicinal species

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Restoration Ecology: Y
    Land Restoration: Y

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Education Programme: Y

Restoring degraded forest in Uganda