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Port Moresby Nature Park (formally National Capital Botanical Gardens)

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Papua New Guinea - Port Moresby

Institution Code: PMORE

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Port Moresby Nature Park (formally National Capital Botanical Gardens)

Port Moresby Nature Park (formally the National Capital Botanical Gardens) is PNG's only combined botanical and zoological parks and gardens dedicated to the promotion of PNG's flora and fauna.
Following a recent strategic review by the local Government a number of major upgrades have been occuring and will continue to occur over the next few years.

The grounds offer a lush change from the hustle and bustle of Port Moresby City and is home to the only tract of rainforest within the Capital City District and the only place in the world to showcase all three-species of cassowaries in a world-class boardwalk and display facility.

Thousands of tropical plant species including palms, gingers and heliconias and native timber tree species are found within the grounds which also include three main picnic areas available for hire. The Park is home to over 11,000 orchids, many of which are native to PNG.

The park is home to many native animals including bird of paradise, tree-kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, crocodiles, hornbills and multiple parrot species.

Bookings essential, particularly on weekends as often facilities are fully booked.

Main Address:
Port Moresby Nature Park (formally National Capital Botanical Gardens)
P.O. Box 110
UNIVERSITY, NCD
Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea

Telephone: +675 326 0248
Fax: +675 326 3016
URL: http://www.facebook.com/PortMoresbyNaturePark?ref=hl#!/PortMoresbyNaturePark
Primary Email: portmoresbynaturepark@gmail.com

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Wayne Dorgan
    Curator's Name: Michelle McGeorge, General Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 10
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 10

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1971
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: -9.4655
    Longitude: 147.1969
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 100000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Orchids, palms, Pandanus, traditional plants - all native flora, tropical ornamentals.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes