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National Botanical Garden

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Nepal - Lalitpur District - Kathmandu

Institution Code: KATH

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the National Botanical Garden

The National Botanical Garden is located in the base of Mount Phulchoki (2715m.) at Godawari (1515m.) at the south east corner of Kathmandu valley. The area of the Garden is 82 hectare. It is surrounded by evergreen natural forests. The temperature ranges between 20°C and 30°C during summer and -5°C to 20°C during winter. This Garden was graciously inaugurated by His Majesty the King Late Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev on the 20th October 1962.

Ever since its establishment much of its activities have been centered in enriching the garden with indigenous plants as to integrate its collection with scientific investigation, conservation, education and demonstration.

Herbarium specimens include c.5,000 indigenous spp.

Main Address:
National Botanical Garden
Department of Plant Resources
Government of Nepal Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation
Kathmandu
Lalitpur District Nepal

Telephone: 9771 290546
Fax: 9771 290549
URL: www.dpr.gov.np
Primary Email: nbg@dpr.gove.np

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dipak Lamichhane
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1962
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 82 Hectares
    Latitude: 27.7028
    Longitude: 85.3182
    Altitude: 1520.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 200000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Ornamental plants, rock plants, rose cultivars, trees and shrubs, lilies, ferns, medicinal plants and native flora, aquatics, cacti, orchids.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Education: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes