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Hengchun Tropical Botanic Garden

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Taiwan, China - Pingtung

Institution Code: HCT

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Hengchun Tropical Botanic Garden
203 Kungyuan Road, Kenting, Hengchun Town, Pingtung County, Taiwan
94606 Taiwan, China

Telephone: (886) 8 8861157
Fax: (886) 8 8861707
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Chao Song Lin, Director
    Curator's Name: Ding Hong Yeh
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Ding Hong Yeh
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 3
    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: No
  • Date founded: 1906
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 138 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 64 Hectares
  • Total Area: 466 Hectares
    Latitude: 22.6751
    Longitude: 120.4928
    Annual Rainfall: 2354 mm
    Altitude: 280.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: 恆春熱帶植物園
  • Local Address: 946屏東縣恆春鎮公園路203號
  • Locality: City: 屏東縣
  • Locality: State: 屏東縣

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 64
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 310
    Number of Volunteers: 60

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Palms, Codiaeum, Ficus, tropical fruit trees, Aquatic plants, tropical ornamental plant, Ficus and Fabaceae collection, native plants of Hengchun Peninsula collection, ethnobotanical plants for PaiWan tribe and DaWu tribe.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No