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Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens

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Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe - Harare

Institution Code: SLEG

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Annah Pasipanodya. Curator for Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens
Annah Pasipanodya. Curator for Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens

Main Address:
Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens
P.O. Box Cy 140
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Telephone: +263772572044
Fax: Nil
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mr. Geofreys Matipano
    Curator's Name: Annah Pasipanodya
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Christine Chiteka
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1914
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 225 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 60 Hectares
  • Total Area: 285 Hectares
    Latitude: -17.6937
    Longitude: 31.3359
    Annual Rainfall: 1200 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Vumba Botanical Gardens Harare Gardens Greenwood Park Ballantyne Park
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Nil
  • Local Address: Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens Shamva Road Arcturus
  • Locality: City: Harare
  • Locality: State: Zimbabwe

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 4
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 15000
    Number of Volunteers: 3

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 515
  • Special Collections:African trees and shrubs, Aloes, cycads, Stapeliaceae, Bougainvillea, Gerbera, Fuchsia, medicinal plants, native plants.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

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