Botanic Garden Networks in Asia

Regional and national botanic garden networks and plant conservation organisations throughout Asia.

Southeast Asia Botanic Gardens (SEABG) Network

The SEABG Network was established in 2004, with BGCI as secretariat, to acknowledge, support and promote the work of botanic gardens in the region. The objectives of the SEABG Network are to:

  • Set standards (e.g. working practices, sustainable management approaches, etc.) among botanic gardens in the region;
  • Provide a venue for exchange of technical expertise and assistance;
  • Link SEABG members with other botanic gardens networks and associations;
  • Guide SEABG members towards implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), specifically the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) as well as the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens.

The SEABG Network holds a conference every two years to gather country representatives and provide capacity building on priority themes determined by the network. Conferences of the network held to date include:

  • 2004: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
  • 2007: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
  • 2009: Dr. Cecilia Koo Botanic Conservation Center
  • 2011: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, China
  • 2015: Eka Karya Bali Botanic Garden, Indonesia and ABS training session
  • 2017: Bidoup-Nuiba National Park, Vietnam

SEABG Network Conference Papers

  • Dipterocarpaceae Conservation Horticulture Learning Modules

    Tree Conservation, Conservation Horticulture, Plant Conservation / E-learning module / English
  • SEABG Network Conference Proceedings

    Publication / English

In August 2019, the conference was held at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, Thailand. For more information contact the SEABG Network Coordinator.

Other Networks in Asia

East Asia Botanic Gardens Network

The East Asia Botanic Gardens (EABG) Network formed in 2007. The network includes botanic gardens from China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea as well as Eastern Russia. Conferences of the network held to date include:

  • 2007: Kunming, China
  • 2008: Seoul, South Korea
  • 2010: Nagoya, Japan
  • 2012: Vladivostok, Russia
  • 2014: Nanjing, China
  • 2016: Seoul, South Korea, – More information here.
  • 2018: Tokyo, Japan

Contact: Dr. Goro Kokubugata (Chairman, EABG Network)

International Association of Botanic Gardens (IABG)-Asian Division

Chair: Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden
No.3888 Chenhua Road,
Songjiang District, Shanghai, China, P.C.201602
Tel:+86 21 67657802
Tax:+86 21 67657800
Contact email:

East Asia Biodiversity Conservation Network (EABCN)

The EABCN is a regional network committed to implementing Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) through international cooperation and establishing a platform to conserve biodiversity at the regional level in East Asia.

Chair: Korea National Arboretum
415 Gwangneungsumokwon-ro, Soheul-eup
Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 11186, Rep. of Korea
Tel: +82-33-480-3026
Fax: +82-33-480-3029

Chinese Union of Botanical Gardens (CUBG)

Chair: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS
Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan, China

Indonesian Botanic Garden Society (MAPI)

Chair: Bogor Botanic Garden
Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 13
Bogor 13122, Indonesia
Contact: Dr. Didik Widyotmoko (

Japan Association of Botanical Gardens

Tee Heim Asaka 201
1-15-11, Tabata, Kita-ku,Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3-5685-1431
FAX: +81(0)3-5685-1453
Contact Email:
Website: :

Korean Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

Wonji-dong 104
Seoul 137-150
Tel: +82 (0)2-593-6435/02-575-6441
Fax: +82 (0)2-575-6441
Contact email:

Department of National Botanic Gardens of Sri Lanka

P.O. Box 14, Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka, 20400
Director General: Mr. K.N. Yapa
Phone: 0812388238
Fax: 0812388238
Contact email: