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Total no. of Botanic Gardens recorded in India: 122.

Approx. no. of living plant accessions recorded in these botanic gardens: c.200,000

Approx. no. of taxa in these collections: 15,000 to 20,000 (7,000 to 10,000 spp.)

Estimated % of pre-CBD collections: 90%
Location: AGRA

Founded: 1930.

Garden Name: Botanical Garden

Address: Agra College, AGRA, Uttar Pradesh.

Status: Private Educational Establishment

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs, ferns, flowering plants, Ephedra, Salvadora, Leptadaema.

No. of taxa: 300

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: AHMEDABAD

Founded: 1978.

Garden Name: The Retreat Botanical Garden of Sarabhai Foundation

Address: Shahibag, AHMEDABAD 380 004, Gujarat.

Status: Private

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 100

Ex situ Collections:

Palms, cacti and other succulents (Arjun, Stenospurmum, Stropenthus), roses, orchids.

No. of taxa: 160

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: AHMEDABAD

Founded: 1964

Garden Name: Gujarat University USSC Botanic Garden

Address: Department of Botany, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, AHMEDABAD 380 009, Gujarat.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 1,212

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs, ferns, aquatics. Prepares a regular seed list.

No. of taxa: +150.

Rare & Endangered plants: Cyperus papyrus.


Location: ALIGARH

Founded: 1962

Garden Name: Aligarh Muslim University Botanic Garden

Address: Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, ALIGARH, 20-200-1, Uttar Pradesh.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 1,000

Ex situ Collections:

Trees (812 accessions) and shrubs (3,882 accessions), foliage & flowering plants.

No. of taxa: 210 (including 120 species and 90 cvs.)

Rare & Endangered plants: Ficus krishnae


Location: ALLAHABAD

Founded: 1962

Garden Name: Experimental Garden

Address: Botanical Survey of India (Central Circle), 10 Chatham Lines, ALLAHABAD 211 002, Uttar Pradesh.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 50,000

Ex situ Collections:

Economic plants of India, medicinal plants, orchids, Dioscorea, crotons, roses, Hibiscus.

No. of taxa: 500

Rare and Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: ALLAHABAD

Founded: 1960

Garden Name: Kulbhaskar Ashram Post Graduate College Botanic Garden

Address: ALLAHABAD 211 002, Uttar Pradesh.

Status: State supported private institute.

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

500 trees and shrubs, herbaceous perrenials and other plants (1,000 spp. and 1,500 cvs.), Chrysanthemum (60 cvs.), roses (150 cvs), Bougainvillea (50 cvs.), Canna (12 cvs.), Jasminum (10 cvs.), cacti and other succulents (50 spp. and cvs.)

No. of taxa: 2,500

Rare and Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: ALLAHABAD

Founded: 1923

Garden Name: Roxburgh Botanic Garden

Address: Dept of Botany, Universiy of Allahabad, ALLAHABAD 211 001, Uttar Pradesh.

Status: University.

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 18,000

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs (200 accessions), gymnosperms (50 spp.).

No. of taxa: 500

Rare and Endangered plants: A rich cycad collection.




  • A Government Garden (Motilal Nehru Park), ALLAHABAD was established in 1857 near Allahabad Junction railway station for the production of fruit, ornamentals and greenhouse plants. It has a collection of 50,000 specimens of trees, shrubs and other plants.

Location: ALMORA

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan

Address: Environment and Development, Kosi - Katarmal, ALMORA - 263 643, Uttar Pradesh.

Status: Unknown

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown
Location: AMRITSAR

Founded: 1975

Garden Name: Botanical Garden Guru Nanak Dev University

Address: Department of Biology, Guru Nanak Dev University, AMRITSAR 143 005, Punjab.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 4,000

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs (5,000 accessions) such as Dalbergia sisso, Tectona grandis, Terminalia bellerica, Butea monosperma and Acacia spp. and a wide variety of other plants used for teaching and research, lilies, bamboos, cacti and other succulents (+100 spp.), medicinal plants such as Aegle marmelos and Embelica officinalis.

No. of taxa: 5,000

Rare & Endangered plants: Endemic, rare and endangered plants of the Indus Plains.




  • Ram Bagh Garden (c/o Municipal nCorporation, AMRITSAR 143 001) in Amritsar was established in 1919 and is owned by the Punjab Government, but managed by Amritsar Municipality. Its collections include 850 taxa (290 spp. and 560 varieties) mainly of ornamental plants (eg. Roses, bougainvilleas, chrysanthemums, Gladiolus and annuals).

Location: ANAND

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Botanic Garden.

Address: Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand Campus, ANAND 288 110, Gujarat.

Status: University

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown
Location: ANANDANAGAR

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions

Address: 50 MSH Layout, 2nd Stage, 3rd Main, Anandanagar, Bangalore - 560 024.

Status: Non governmental organisation

Ex situ Collections:

FRLHT coordinates a national network of medicinal plant nature reserves and local botanic gardens in India.

No. of taxa: Unknown

No information available.

Rare & Endangered plants: Many threatened Indian plants are conserved in FRLHT coordinated gardens.

Special Conservation Collections: Medicinal plants.
Location: AURANGABAD

Founded: 1964

Garden Name: Marathwada University Botanic Garden

Address: Marathwada University, AURANGABAD 431 004, Maharastra.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 50,000

Ex situ Collections:

Ornamentals (102 spp.), cacti and other succulents (200), Aloe (120 spp. and 23 hybrids).

No. of taxa: 1,075

Rare & Endangered plants: A few trees native to the region.


Location: BANGALORE

Founded: 1856

Garden Name: Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Address: Department of Horticulture, Karnataka State Government, BANGALORE 560 004, Karnataka.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 3,000

Ex situ Collections:

Orchids, Dioscorea, Cassia, Indian flora, ornamental flowering trees, shrubs, climbers, medicinal plants, annuals.

No. of taxa: c.1,800 taxa (1,854 spp. and 890 cvs.)

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: BANGALORE

Founded: 1973

Garden Name: The Botanical Garden Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra

Address: College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, GKVK Campus, University of Agricultural Sciences, BANGALORE 560 065, Karnataka.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 3,000

Ex situ Collections:

Native and exotic trees and shrubs, medicinal plants (+600 species), weeds. Produces a regular seed list.

No. of taxa: 1,600

Rare & Endangered plants: Trees native to Karnataka. Studies on Pterocarpus santalinus (Red sandal wood), Rauvolfia tetraphylla. Other endangered plants cultivated include Cycas circinalis, Embelia ribes, Garcinia indica, Piper longum, Saraca asoca, Vateria indica.

Special Conservation Collections: Evergreen forest species of Karnataka.
Location: BANGALORE

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Indian Institute of Horticultural Research.

Address: Hessarghatta Lake, BANGALORE 560 080, Karnataka.

Status: Unknown

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: BANGALORE

Founded: in 19th century.

Garden Name: Sri Chamarajendra Park (formerly Cubbon Park).

Address: BANGALORE 560 001, Karnataka.

Status:State

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs, including Araucaria (4 spp.), Cassia, Lagerstroemia, Swietenia mahogoni, Tabebuia, Castanospermum australe, Samanea saman, bamboo, roses (3,000 accessions), Sansevierias.

No. of taxa: +1,000

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: BARANG

Founded: 1963

Garden Name: State Botanical Garden

Address: BARANG 754 005, Cuttack, Orissa.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 500

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs (750 spp.), cacti, palms

No. of taxa: 1,500 (spp.) (and 2,500 cvs.)

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: BARRACKPORE

Founded: 1964

Garden Name: Jawahar Kunj Garden

Address: Range Officer, Jawahar Kunj, P.O.: BARRACKPOREANG, Dist.: North 24-Parganas, West Bengal.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes.

Ex situ Collections:

Perennial plants (2,000 accessions) and roses.

No. of taxa: 250 (spp.)

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: BHAGALPUR

Founded: 1923

Garden Name: Botanical Garden

Address: Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour, BHAGALPUR, Bihar.

Status: Autonomous Body

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs (117 accessions).

No. of taxa: 75

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: BHAGALPUR

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Bhagalpur University Botanical Garden

Address: Post Graduate Department of Botany, Bhagalpur University, BHAGALPUR, Bihar.

Status: University.

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: Unknown.

Ex situ Collections:

Angiosperms (207 spp.), gymnosperms (14 spp.), including 71 tree species, 78 shrub species, 46 climbers, and 12 palm species, ferns, cacti and other succulents, medicinal plants, Hibiscus, Ephedra, Ginkgo biloba, Terminalia bellerica, T. chebula, Santalum album, Strychnos nux-vomica.

No. of taxa: 221 (spp.)

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: BHEL

Founded: 1965

Garden Name: Bhel Garden Complex

Address: BHEL (Piplani), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Status: State

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs (10,000 accessions).

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: BHUBANESWAR

Founded: 1971

Garden Name: Utkal University Botanic Garden

Address: Department of Botany, Utkal University, Vani Bihar, BHUBANESWAR 751 004, Orissa.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 1,000

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs (200 spp.), ornamentals

No. of taxa: 1,200

Rare & Endangered plants: Yes

Special Conservation Collections: Orchids, Discorea, medicinal plants.
Location: BHUBANESWAR

Founded: 1985

Garden Name: Regional Plant Resources Centre Bhubaneswar

Address: Botanic Garden, Government of Orissa, BHUBANESWAR 751012.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 5,000

Ex situ Collections:

Dioscorea, orchids, bamboos.

No. of taxa: 1,200

Rare & Endangered plants: wild orchids, Discorea spp., medicinal plants

Special Conservation Collections: Orchids, mangrove species, endangered plants.
Location: BODH GAYA

Founded: 1975

Garden Name: Magadh University Botanical Garden

Address: P.G. Department of Botany, Magadh University, BODH GAYA 824 234, Bihar.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

Trees & shrubs, botanical & horticultural interest.

No. of taxa: 750

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: BOLPUR

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Department of Botany and Botanic Garden.

Address: Ravindra Bharti University, SANTINIKETAN - 731 235, Bolpur, Dist. Birbhum, West Bengal.

Status: University

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: BURDWAN

Founded: 1964

Garden Name: Burdwan University Botanic Garden

Address: Department of Botany, Burdwan University, BURDWAN, Golapbag, West Bengal, 713104 India.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 5,000

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs (500), Annonaceae, Rosaceae.

No. of taxa: 700

Rare & Endangered plants: Yes.

Special Conservation Collections: Leguminosae, Lentibulariaceae, Olaceae, Malpighiaceae etc.
Location: CALCUTTA

Founded: 1787

Garden Name: Indian Botanic Garden

Address: Botanical Survey of India, P.O. Botanic Garden, HOWRAH 711 103, West Bengal.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 1,500,000

Ex situ Collections:

Economic plants, medicinal plants, Palmae (109 spp.), Bambuseae (26 spp.),Orchidaceae (80 spp.), Jasmines (25 spp.), water lilies (30 cvs of 4 spp.), Pandanus, Bougainvillea (148 cvs.), Citrus, succulents (100 spp.), medicinal plants (450 spp.).

No. of taxa: 5,000

Rare & Endangered plants: Some.


Location: CALCUTTA

Founded: 1836

Garden Name: Eden Gardens

Address: CALCUTTA 700 021, West Bengal.

Status: State.

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Trees, shrubs, climbers, aquatics, ferns, orchids, shade plants.

No. of taxa: 103

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: CALCUTTA

Founded: 1820 (The present garden was established in 1872)

Garden Name: The Agri-Horticultural Society of India

Address: 1, Alipore Road, CALCUTTA 700 027, West Bengal.

Status: Autonomous Body

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Tropical ornamental plants, fruit plants, economic plants. Hibiscus, Plumeria, Rosa, Bougainvillea.

No. of taxa: Unknown.

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: CALCUTTA

Founded: 1918

Garden Name: Experimental cum Botanic Garden

Address: Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, 35 Ballygunge Circular Road, CALCUTTA 700 019, West Bengal.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 25,000

Ex situ Collections:

A general collection of angiosperms, gymnosperms, pteridophytes and other lower plants.

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.:




  • The Assembly House in Calcutta includes a 6 ha. Garden with a collection of about 160 perennial species, as well as a rose garden containing 250 varieties. (Deputy Secretary, Leglislative Assembly House,Calcutta 700 001, West Bengal.

  • Bidhan Sishu Udyan (Children’s Park), Calcutta, has a large collection of trees, shrubs climbers and decorative plants (1, Bidhan Sishu Sarani, Calcutta 700 054.)

  • Deshbandhu Park, Calcutta has a collection nof over 5,000 trees and shrubs, representing 400 species. Notable species include Couroupita guianensis, Ceiba pentandra, Polyalthia longifolia and Cassia fistulosa. (Executive Engineer (Parks & Squares), Calcutta Municipal Corporation, 5 S. N. Nanerjee Road, Calcutta 700 013).

  • Jatindra Mohan Park, Calcutta contains a collection of trees and shrubs, cacti and succulents, ferns, palms, anthuriums and other herbaceous perennials. (Executive Engineer, (Parks & Squares), Calcutta Municipal Corporation, 5 S. N. Nanerjee Road, Calcutta 700 013).

  • Jheel Meel Safari Park, Calcutta contains about 10,000 trees and shrubs. (Jheel Meel Safari Park, Salt Lake City, Calcutta 700 091).

  • Raj Bhavan Garden, Calcutta contains over 10,000 trees and shrubs and other plants, including 200 rose varieties, orchids, cacti and other succulents. (Garden Superintendent, Raj Bhavan, Calcutta 700 062).

  • Victoria Memorial Garden, Calcutta includes about 1,000 trees and shrubs, representing 125 species. (Victoria Memorial Garden, I Queen’s Way, Calcutta 700 073.

Location: CALICUT

Founded: 1971

Garden Name: Calicut University Botanical Garden

Address: Department of Botany, Calicut University, CALICUT 673 635, Kerala.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 30,000

Ex situ Collections:

Trees, shrubs and other plants (10,000 accessions), Zingiberaceae, Araceae, Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Bromeliaceae. Economic plant collectionsof banana, pineapple and winged beans and other crops.

No. of taxa: 4,000

Rare & Endangered plants: Yes.

Special Conservation Collections: Pteridophytes, winged bean, pineapple, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon.


Location: CHANDIGARH

Founded: 1961

Garden Name: Panjab University Botanical Garden

Address: Department of Botany, Panjab University, Sector 14, CHANDIGARH 160 014, Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 15,000

Ex situ Collections:

300 trees and shrubs, 255 cacti and other succulents, aquatics, ferns, orchids, conservatory plants, rockery plants.

No. of taxa: +1,000

Rare & Endangered plants: Yes, threatened gymnosperms, orchids, cacti and pteridophytes.


Location: CHAUBATTIA

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Government Gardens

Address: CHAUBATTIA 263 651, Almora, Uttar Pradesh.

Status: State

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Temperate fruit and nut trees, vegetables, ornamental plants, including almond, apple, apricot, cherry, hazelnuts, horse chestnut, peach, pear, persimon, plum, walnut.

No. of taxa: Unknown, but 22,500 accessions grown.

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: CHITRAKUT

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Dept. of Botany & Botanic Garden

Address: C.G. Vishwavidhalaya, CHITRAKUT 210 204, U.P.

Status: University.

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: COIMBATORE

Founded: 1906

Garden Name: University Botanic Garden

Address: Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Lawley Road (P.O.), COIMBATORE 641 003.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes. The Herbarium of the Botanical Survey of India (Southern Circle) is located on the campus of the university. Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 150,000

Ex situ Collections:

Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Codiaeum, roses, cacti and succulents.

No. of taxa: 1,100 (300 spp. and 800 vars.)

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown:


Location: COIMBATORE

Founded: 1971

Garden Name: Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding

Address: PO Box 1031, COIMBATORE 641 002, Tamil Nadu.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 40,000

Ex situ Collections:

Wild orchids and rare plants of Western Ghats Forest of Peninsular India.

No. of taxa: 167

Rare & Endangered plants:Endangered - 4 spp., endemic - 15 spp.

Special Conservation Collections: Some rare, endemic and endangered species from Western Ghats forests of Peninsular India in greenhouse.
Location: COOCH BEHAR

Founded: 1892

Garden Name: Narendra Narayan Park and Botanic Garden

Address: Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), North Bengal Campus, COOCH BEHAR - 736 101, West Bengal.

Status: Municipal

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Contains a collection of about 1,000 trees and shrubs, representing 95 species. It includes the spice plants, Cinnamomum tamala, C. zeylanicum and Piper nigrum.

No. of taxa: 95 spp.

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: COOCH BEHAR

Founded: 1979

Garden Name: Botanic Garden of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya

Address: Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), North Bengal Campus, COOCH BEHAR - 736 101, West Bengal.

Status: Autonomous Body

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs (200 spp.).

No. of taxa: 350 spp.

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown




  • There are about 10 other parks maintained by the municipality in Cooch Behar, with a variety of collections.

Location: COONOOR

Founded: 1874

Garden Name: Sim's Park Coonoor

Address: p/a Office of the Curator, Government Botanic Gardens, Ootacamund 643-001, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.

Status: State

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Trees & shrubs, ornamental, economic, medicinal plants, orchids (30 spp.), roses (300 cvs), Acacia, Camellia, Cupressus, Eucalyptus, Magnolia, Pinus, Prunus, Quercus, Rhododendron.

No. of taxa: 700 (400 spp. and 300 cvs).

Rare & Endangered plants: Rare and threatened plants of the Nilgiris.


  • The Pomological Station at Coonoor is situated near Sim’s Park. Established in 1920, it contains a collection of fruits of temperate and subtropical climates, including apple, pear, plum, peach, persimon, fig, pomegranite, lemon, cherimoyer, etc.

  • The State Horticultural Farm, Burliar, is situated on the Mettupalayam to Coonoor Road at The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. Its collections include a wide variety of fruit and spice plants (eg. Clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, arecanut, roseapple, avocado, durian, grapefruit, mangosteen, vanilla, cocoa, jackfruit. It is managed by the State Government’s Dept of Horticulture and was established in 1871.

Location: DARJEELING

Founded: 1878

Garden Name: Lloyd Botanic Garden

Address: DARJEELING 734 101, West Bengal.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 30,000

Ex situ Collections:

Conifers, exotic and indigenous plants, orchids, Magnolia.

No. of taxa: 1,800

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown
Location: DARJEELING

Founded: 1948

Garden Name: Darjeeling Botanic Garden

Address: Department of Botany, Darjeeling Government College, DARJEELING 734 101, West Bengal.

Status: Educational Establishment

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Acanthaceae, Betulaceae, Saxifragaceae, Solanaceae, Rosaceae, Ericaceae, foliage plants, temperate and subtropical Himalayan spp.

No. of taxa: +100

Rare & Endangered plants: No information available.

Special Conservation Collections: Plants of the region.
Location: DARJEELING

Founded: 1958

Garden Name: Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Address: Jawahar Parbat (Birch Hill), P.O. & Dist.: Darjeeling, DARJEELING 734 101, West Bengal.

Status: Private

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Himalayan forest species.

No. of taxa: Unknown.

Rare & Endangered plants: Endangered Himalayan species.

Special Conservation Collections: Plants of the region.
Location: DEHRA DUN

Founded: 1934

Garden Name: Botanical Garden

Address: Forest Research Institute and Colleges, PO New Forest, DEHRA DUN, 248006 Uttar Pradesh.

Status: Educational Establishment

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 330,000

Ex situ Collections:

Timber, ornamental and other economic species, bamboos, gymnosperms.

No. of taxa: 2,200 (1,000 spp. and 1,200 varieties).

Rare & Endangered plants: No information available.


Location: DEHRA DUN

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Experimental Gardens Dehra Dun

Address: Botanical Survey of India (Northern Circle), P.O. Khirsu, Garhwal 246 001, Uttar Pradesh.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 500

Ex situ Collections:

Trees & shrubs, Morus, Pinus, Populus, Prunus, Sapindus, wild germplasm of the Himalayas, medicinal plants.

No. of taxa: 1,500

Rare & Endangered plants: Himalayan threatened plants.

Special Conservation Collections: Himalayan species including medicinal plants.
Location: DELHI

Founded: 1976

Garden Name: Botanical Garden NBPGR

Address: National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Horticulture Section, Issapur Village, Najafgarh Block, DELHI.

Status: Autonomous body

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Ornamental plants, germplasm collections of horticultural crops.

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: DELHI

Founded: 1947

Garden Name: Delhi University Botanical Garden

Address: Department of Botany, Delhi University, DELHI 110 007.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 13,000

Ex situ Collections:

General research and teaching collection

No. of taxa: Unknown.

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: DHARWAD

Founded: 1963

Garden Name: Botany Garden

Address: Botany Department, Karnatak University, DHARWAD - 580 003, Karnataka.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes. Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 2,000

Ex situ Collections:

Plants representing the Western Ghats and other exotic collections.

No. of taxa: 1,400

Rare & Endangered plants: Ficus krishna

Special Conservation Collections: Launaea nobilis, Ficus krishna, Rauvolfia serpentina
Location: DHAULAKUAN

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Arboretum,

Address: Department of Forestry, DHAULAKUAN, Himachal Pradesh.

Status: State

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

No information available.

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: GANGTOK

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Botanical Survey of India.

Address: Sikkim Himalaya Circle, GANGTOK - 737 101, Sikkim.

Status: State

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown




  • Raj Bhavan Garden, in GANGTOK attached to the Governor’s Palace, contains a collection of 50 species and an orchid collection.

Location: GUWAHATI

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Dept. of Botany & Botanic Garden

Address: Guwahati University, GUWAHATI 781 014, Assam.

Status: University

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown
Location: HAMDARD NAGAR

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Dept. of Botany & Botanic Garden

Address: Faculty of Science, Hamdard University, Hamdard Nagar, NEW DELHI 110 062.

Status: University

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: HYDERABAD

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Botanic Garden Department of Botany

Address: Osmania University, HYDERABAD - 7, Andhra Pradesh.

Status: University

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Ferns, cacti, succulents, Codiaeum, Coleus, other ornamental plants, tropical trees and shrubs.

No. of taxa: 1,000

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: IMPHAL

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Dept. of Life Sciences & Botanic Garden

Address: Manipur University, IMPHAL 795 003, Manipur.

Status: University

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: ITANAGAR

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: State Forest Research Institute

Address: Van Bihar, P.O. Box No. 159, ITANAGAR 791 111, Arunchal Pradesh.

Status: State

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown




  • A botanic garden is being developed by the University of Jabalpore, Pachpedi, Jabalpore 482 001. It includes a small herbarium.

Location: JABALPUR

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Tropical Forest Research Institute, (ICFRE).

Address: P.O. RFRC, Mandla road, JABALPUR - 482 021, Madhya Pradesh.

Status: Unknown

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown
Location: JAIPUR

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Dept. of Botany & Botanic Garden

Address: University of Rajasthan, JAIPUR - 302 004, Rajasthan.

Status: University

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: JAMMU TAWI

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Dept. of Bio-Sciences & Botanic Garden.

Address: University of Jammu, JAMMU TAWI 180 004, Jammu and Kashmir.

Status: University

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: JAMMU-TAWI

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Herbarium and Botanic Garden.

Address: Regional and Research Laboratory, Canal Road, JAMMU-TAWI - 180 001, J & K.

Status: Unknown

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: JAMSHEDPUR

Founded: 1958

Garden Name: Jubilee Park

Address: JAMSHEDPUR 831 005, Singhbhum, Bihar.

Status: Private

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Trees & shrubs (7,800 accessions), roses, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, flowering plants of the region.

No. of taxa: 1,200

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown




  • Telco Garden and Nursery, Jamshedpur, established in 1963 has a good collection of trees, shrubs and fruit species. (Tata Engineering & Locomotive Company (Telco). Jamshedpur 831 010, Dist.: Singhblum, Bihar).

Location: JODHPUR

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Botanical Survey of India

Address: Arid Zone Circle, 775/80, Subhash Nagar, Khema Ka Kuan, Pal Basni Canal Link Road, Post Bag No. 46, JODHPUR - 342 008, Rajasthan.

Status: State

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown
Location: JODHPUR

Founded: 1963

Garden Name: Central Arid Zone Research Institute

Address: (I.C.A.R.), JODHPUR - 342 003, Rajasthan.

Status: State

Herbarium: yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 6,000

Ex situ Collections:

Arid and semi-aridland plants.

No. of taxa: 850

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.




  • Ganga Niwas Garden, Jodhpur has a collection of 110 trees and 300 shrubs of botanical and horticultural interest. (Inspector of Garden, Garden Department, Bikaner, Dist.: Bikaner, Rajasthan.

  • Mandore Garden, Jodhpur contains a collection of 1,200 trees and shrubs, including an orchard of mango, jamun, mulberry, fig, tamarind, guava as well as roses, cacti. (Superintendent, Government Garden, Jodhpur, Dist.: Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

  • Also in Jodhpur are Nehru Park and Umaid Garden (formerly The Willingdon Garden), both with extensive collections of trees and shrubs.

Location: JUNAGADH

Founded: 1900

Garden Name: Botanical Garden (Motibang)

Address: Department of Agricultural Botany, Gujarat Agricultural University, JUNAGADH 362 001, Gujarat.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 1,351

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs (650 accessions), medicinal plants, Cassia spp., Delonix, Ficus, Terminalia, cacti.

No. of taxa: 175

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.
Location: KALLAR

Founded: 1900

Garden Name: State Horticultural Farm

Address: KALLAR, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu

Status: State

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Tropical and subtropical spice and fruit plants, such a clove, nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, avocado, grapefruit, mangosteen, durian etc.

No. of taxa: 50

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: KODAIKANAL

Founded: 1908

Garden Name: The Bryant Park

Address: KODAIKANAL, Tamil Nadu.

Status: State

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Trees & shrubs (325 spp.), annuals (100 spp.), perennials, roses (742 cvs.), cacti, succulents, orchids, Chrysanthemum.

No. of taxa: 1,167.

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: KOTTAKUPPAM

Founded: 1968

Garden Name: Auroville

Address: Shakti - Auroville, KOTTAKUPPAM 605 104.

Status: Unknown

Herbarium: Yes.

Ex situ Collections:

Acacia, Bauhinia, Cassia, Hibiscus, orchids, Plumeria.

No. of taxa: 2,000

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: KRISHNANAGAR

Founded: 1934

Garden Name: State Horticultural Research Station

Address: P.O. KRISHNANAGAR, Dist: Nadia, West Bengal.

Status: State

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Citrus, custard apple, guava, litchi, mango, banana, pineapple, sapota and other fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants, represented by about 150 varieties.

No. of taxa: 150 (20 spp.)

Rare & Endangered plants: No.


Location: LUCKNOW

Founded: 1953 (but historic records of the Garden date back to 1800)

Garden Name: National Botanical Research Institute

Address: Rana Pratap Marg, P.B. No. 436, LUCKNOW 226 001, Uttar Pradesh.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 90,000.

Ex situ Collections:

Varietal collection of ornamental and non-agricultural economic crops, eg rose (500 rose hybrids), Canna (150 taxa), Gladiolus (120 taxa), Bougainvillea,(250 taxa), Hibiscus, Chrysanthemum (450 taxa), Ixora, bulbous plants, Vitis vinifera, Eucalyptus. The arboretum contains about 500 native and exotic tree species. Under glass, collections of palms (60 species), cacti and other succulents (500 species) and ferns (65 native and exotic species) are maintained.

No. of taxa: 6,000

Rare & Endangered plants: A wide range of threatened species are cultivated, including the following - Frerea indica, Bentinckia nicobarica, Commiphora wightii, Cycas beddomei, C. pectinata, Erythrina resupinata, Hoya pendula, H. wightii, Rauvolfia serpentina, Phoenix rubicola, Sophora mollis, Tecomella undullata and Vanilla planifolia.


Location: LUCKNOW

Founded: 1951

Garden Name: Botanic Garden of the Central Drug Research Institute

Address: Chattar Manzil Palace, LUCKNOW, Uttar Pradesh.

Status: Autonomous Body

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 30,000

Ex situ Collections:

Medicinal plants.

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: MADRAS

Founded: 1835

Garden Name: Agri-Horticultural Society

Address: 31 Cathedral Road, MADRAS 600 086, Tamil Nadu.

Status: Private

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Trees, shrubs and ornamentals.

No. of taxa: 110

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: MADRAS

Founded: 1964

Garden Name: Entomology Research Institute

Address: Loyola College (Autonomous), Madras-600 034.

Status: Educational Establishment

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

Medicinal and insecticidal plants, botanical pesticidal plants. Wild pulses.

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Yes


Location: MADRAS

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Department of Botany and Botanic Garden.

Address: University of Madras, MADRAS - 600 005, Tamil Nadu.

Status: University

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: MADURAI

Founded: 1973

Garden Name: Madurai Kamraj University Botanic Garden

Address: Division of Plant Sciences, Madurai Kamraj University, MADURAI 625 021, Tamil Nadu.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 400

Ex situ Collections:

Trees & shrubs (3,500 accessions), local succulents, Nagamalai flora.

No. of taxa: 250

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: MANALI

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Arboretum

Address: Department of Forestry, MANALI, Himachal Pradesh.

Status: State

Herbarium: No

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: MEERUT

Founded: 1970

Garden Name: Meerut University Botanical Garden

Address: Botany Department, Meerut University, MEERUT, Uttar Pradesh.

Status: University

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

No information available.

No. of taxa: Unknown.

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: MUMBAI (BOMBAY)

Founded: 1862

Garden Name: Veermata Jijabai Bhosle Udyan and Pranisangrahalaya

Address:, Byculla, BOMBAY 400 027, Maharashtra.

Status: Municipal

Herbarium: No

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs (3,624 accessions), foliage plants.

No. of taxa: 480

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: MUMBAI (BOMBAY)

Founded: 1930

Garden Name: Botanical Garden

Address: Institute of Sciences, BOMBAY 400 032, Maharashtra.

Status: Educational Establishment

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Pteridophytes, gymnosperms.

No. of taxa: 175

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: MUMBAI (BOMBAY)

Founded: 1964

Garden Name: Landscape & Cosmetic Maintenance Section

Address: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Bombay 400085.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 1,000

Ex situ Collections:

Lawn grasses, Bougainvillea, Canna.

No. of taxa: 1,500

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: MUNIRABAD

Founded: 1967

Garden Name: Pampavana Garden

Address: Munirabad, Dist.: Raichur, Karnataka

Status: State

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Flowering trees

No. of taxa: 803 (including 564 spp. and 239 vars.)

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: MYSORE

Founded: 1927

Garden Name: Brindavan Gardens

Address: c/o Assistant Director of Horticulture, Brindavan Gardens, K.R. Sagar, Vangapatna Taluk, MYSORE, Mandya, Karnataka.

Status: State.

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Herbaceous annuals and perennials, bougainvilleas, Mussaenda.

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: MYSORE

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Dept. of Botany & Botanic Garden

Address: University of Mysore, MYSORE, Karnataka.

Status: University

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown




  • Other Gardens in Mysore include Curzon Park and Nishat Baugh, both with good collections of trees, shrubs and ornamental plants.

Location: NAGPUR

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Botanic Garden - College of Agriculture

Address: NAGPUR 440 001, Maharashtra.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown
Location: NEW DELHI

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Genetics Division

Address: Indian Agricultural Research Institute, NEW DELHI 110012.

Status: Educational Establishment

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 400

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown




  • Other gardens in New Delhi with good plant collections include Buddha Jayanti Park (with 160 spp. and in particular plants associated with the life of Lord Buddha), Lodi Garden (8,000 accessions), Nehru Park (+4,000 accessions), Rashtrapati Bhavan Garden (flowering trees, bulbs, orchids, bougainvillea, ferns, succulents and 4090 varieties of rose), Talkatora Garden (1,000 tree accessions in 40 genera).

Location: NEW ITANAGAR

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Arunchal Field Station.

Address: Botanical Survey of India, Sankie View, NEW ITANAGAR - 791 110, Arunachal Pradesh.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 6,000

Ex situ Collections:

A general collection of tropical species, including epiphytes, orchids, Melastomataceae, Zingiberaceae, rhododendrons and trees from the surrounding region.

No. of taxa: c.500

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown
Location: NORTH WAYANAD

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Narayana Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary

Address: East West University, Department of Botany, Alattil P.O., NORTH WAYANAD, Kerala.

Status: Private

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

Native pteridophytes, orchids and other species from the Western Ghats.

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Many locally endangered species, particularly orchids, such as Chrysoglossum maculatum and ferns. Conservation is the primary mission of the Sanctuary.


Location: OOTACAMUND

Founded: 1847

Garden Name: Government Botanic Gardens

Address: OOTACAMUND 643-001, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.

Status: State

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 1,000

Ex situ Collections:

Economic plants, cacti and succulents, orchids (120 spp.), ferns (127 spp.), roses (300 cvs.), begonias, chicory, annuals and herbaceous perennials, conifers, Cinchona, Eucalyptus, wattle.

No. of taxa: 1,100

Rare & Endangered plants: Several threatened conifers and other woody species.

Special Conservation Collections: Aims to conserve plants from the warm temperate climates.
Location: PADAGIRI

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: NHCS - Nelliyampathi Hills Conservation Society

Address: formerly Magali Estates (P) Ltd., PADAGIRI P.O. 678 509, Kerala.

Status: Private.

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: PALAMPUR

Founded: 1981.

Garden Name: Dhauladhar Botanical Gardens and Arboretum

Address: Department of Forestry, Haryana Pradesh Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, PALAMPUR, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

Status: Autonomous Body

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs (350 accessions), gymnosperms, legumes, azaleas, orchids.

No. of taxa: 100

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: PALAYAMKOTTAI

Founded: 1999.


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