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Beechwood Botanical Gardens

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South Africa - Gauteng - Johannesburg

Institution Code:

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No


Main Address:
Beechwood Botanical Gardens
25 Christopherson Road
Hyde Park
Gauteng 2196 South Africa

Telephone: +27110409604
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Christopher David Greig
    Curator's Name: Steven Gouveia
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Steven Gouveia
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1940
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: -26.13220
    Longitude: 28.040929
    Annual Rainfall: 780 mm
    Altitude: 1753.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 30 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 20 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Beechwood Botanical Gardens
  • Local Address: 25 Christopherson Road Hyde Park 2196
  • Locality: City: Johannesburg
  • Locality: State: Gauteng

Features and Facilities

  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 250

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 45
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes

Education Programmes

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