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Gaziantep Botanic Garden

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Turkey - Türkiye - Gaziantep

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International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Gaziantep Botanic Garden

Gaziantep Botanical Garden has been established in 2009.

Our aim is to create a living and preserved collection of plants found in the flora of Gaziantep, Turkey and the World; to draw a geneological map of these plants and to introduce the plants to our visitors, the best way possible. To create a collection of endangered plants in our country and to encourage others to do so is among our objectives. The plants in our botanical garden, have been labeled in Latin and Turkish according to the family, species, genus, variety, and place of origin. You can also observe the seasonal changes of plants. To gradually become an information and consultation center about plants, to stimulate a different approach in training and education, and to position ourselves, in due time, on a leading place in this field. We want to protect the endemic, rare and endangered plants of Turkey, and revitalize the flora; we want to form a living collection of Turkey’s geophytes, medicinal and aromatic plants, caring for their reproduction and promotion.

We are currently providing training for primary and secondary school and higher education students in order to introduce them to the world of plants. We provide the schools with necessary materials needed for education. The Botanical Garden is the best place to introduce your children to the world of plants. Please, let yourself be a guide for your children, so that they acquire knowledge about the plants, discover the biodiversity and build up an environmental awareness. Higher education students exploit Botanic garden with training course and workshops. Also adults are advised about plants with gardening course.
There is an administrative building which is 200 m2 areas. We have a herbarium of approximately 1000 dried plants.

Main Address:
Gaziantep Botanic Garden
Gazi Mahallesi Zübeyde Hanim Bulvari
Türkiye 27060 Turkey

Telephone: (0 342) 338 82 82
Fax: 338 82 82
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: DR. BANU GOKCEK
    Curator's Name: PELİN OKKIRAN, High Biologist
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Çiğdem Durakoğlugil
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 2009
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 2 Hectares
    Latitude: 37.06455
    Longitude: 37.34963
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyesi Botanik Bahçesi
  • Local Address: Gazi Mahallesi Zübeyde Hanım Bulvarı Şehitkamil/Gaziantep
  • Locality: City: Gaziantep
  • Locality: State: Turkiye

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1000
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 129

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 1000
  • Special Collections:In the garden there are approximately 1000 plant taxa and thousands of plants. There are 11 designed gardens. These are Three Dimensional Garden, Aquatic Plants Garden, Rose garden, Rock garden, the Ottoman's Garden, Colour and Fragrance Garden, Medical and Endemic Plants Garden, Gymnosperm Garden, Zen Garden, Japanese Garden and Ecological classroom.

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: No

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes