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Vumba Botanical Garden

Zimbabwe - Mutare

Institution Code: VUMB

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

About the Vumba Botanical Garden

the botanical garden has a 201ha developed area and a 42ha nature reserve. Also attached to the garden is a 1558ha Bunga Nature Reserve

Main Address:
Vumba Botanical Garden
P/Bag V 7472, MUTARE, Zimbabwe.

Telephone: 00263774029712
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: chadenga
    Curator's Name: john mapanga
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 10
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
  • Date founded: 1947
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1600 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 201 Hectares
  • Total Area: 1801 Hectares
    Latitude: -19.11996
    Longitude: 32.77676
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: vumba national parks
  • Local Address: upper vumba mutare
  • Locality: City: mutare
  • Locality: State: manicaland

Features and Facilities

  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Seed Bank: N
    Published Plant Catalogue: N
    Computer Plant Record System: N
  • Open to public: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Wide collection of temperate and subtropical species. The garden cultivates 62 species (1997) of cycad and is particularly interested in maintaining ranga collection of cycads from Zimbabwe and Central Africa. This cycad collection was initiated in 1995.

Conservation Programmes

  • Medicinal Plant Programme: Y
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y
    Reintroduction Programme: N

Research Programmes

  • Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Education: Y
    Floristics: Y
    Horticulture: Y
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Y
    Restoration Ecology: Y

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Y
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