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Durban Botanic Garden

South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal - Durban

Institution Code: DURPR

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Durban Botanic Garden

The Durban Botanic Gardens will host the BGCI 7th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens from 1- 5 November 2009.

The title of the 2009 congress ‘Action Learning: places, spaces and partnerships for biodiversity and human wellbeing’ encapsulates the dynamic and relevant role of botanic gardens today.

Find out more at the Congress website: http://www.ebg2009.org.za/

Main Address:
Durban Botanic Garden
70 St Thomas Rd,
Durban
KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

Telephone: 27 31 201130/211303
Fax: (031) 2107382
URL: http://www.durbanbotanicgardens.org.za/
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: E.D.Scarr
    Curator's Name: Martin Clement
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: No
    Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1849
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: -29.8479
    Longitude: 31.0084
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 500000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Orchids, Bromeliads, palms and cycads (full collection of indigenous species). Aproximately 30% of the plant collection are of indigenous taxa.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes