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Gareev Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek

Institution Code: FRU

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

View to the Tien Shan from the arboretum of Gareev Botanical Garden
View to the Tien Shan from the arboretum of Gareev Botanical Garden

About the Gareev Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyzstan

The Gareev Botanical Garden of National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic was established in 1938 and is a centre for the research and conservation of the biodiversity of local and foreign flora. It is a leading research institution in the field of introduction and acclimatisation, physiology, selection and genetics of plants. The botanical garden has a unique collection which numbers nearly 5000 taxa of higher vascular plants. The Botanical Garden is located in Bishkek, in the foothills area of the Chui Valley at about 900 meters altitude. The total area is 150 hectares.

From 2009 as part of a Darwin Initiative-funded project (2009 – 2012) on participative forest management in the Tian-Shan region of Kyrgyzstan, Gareev Botanical Garden has been working with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) to create a panel exhibition containing information on key species of Kyrgyzstan’s fruit and nut forests. The botanic garden provides an ideal vehicle to publicise the conservation work of the project and reach out to a large public regarding the importance of the wild fruit and nut forests of Kyrgyzstan. Many of the species that have been researched under this Darwin Initiative, grow in the garden’s living collections offering thereby an excellent opportunity to visualise these species live supported by special displays and plant labels.

Main Address:
Gareev Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyzstan
1-a Akhunbaeva str.
720064 Kyrgyzstan

Telephone: +996(312)517355, 517932
Fax: +996(312)517355
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Tashtanbek Akymbaevich Kochkumbayev
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number:
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 29
    Administration Staff Number: 6

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1938
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 172 Hectares
    Latitude: 42.90
    Longitude: 74.60
    Altitude: 900.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 500 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Ботанический сад имени Э. Гареева Национальной Академии наук Кыргызской Республики
  • Local Address: ул. Ахунбаева 1-а
  • Locality: City: Бишкек
  • Locality: State: Кыргызская Республика

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes