OMAN 4
INSTITUTION NAME AND MAIN ADDRESS
COUNTRY Oman
INSTITUTION NAME Oman Botanic Garden”
MAIN ADDRESS Office for Conservation of the Environment, Diwan of Royal Court ; PO Box 246, Muscat 100 (Oman)

Web: www.oman-botanic-garden.org

DESCRIPTION
AREA 420 ha already under construction
LATITUDE 23,61
LONGITUDE 58,59
INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
STATUS State
INSTITUTION TYPE Botanic Garden
DATE FOUNDED 2008
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS The Oman Botanic Garden will showcase a wide range of its flora, illustrating its variety, beauty and fascination. Displays will include the tiny violet flowers of wild lavender, the majestic juniper and the valuable frankincense tree for which Oman is famed
TAXA 47,000 plants of 320 species in 2008
PROGRAMMES
  • Conservation programmes
  • Research programmes
  • Cultural programmes
  • Education and training programmes
  • Tourist programmes
FEATURES AND FACILITIES
  • Nursery
  • Different spaces representing habitats
  • Research Center
  • Reception Center
MAIN DEFICIENCIES No information available
OTHER INFORMATION It is aiming for international recognition through the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification process. This demonstrates that the Botanic Garden is using water efficiently, using recycled, locally produced and safe materials, minimising energy use, investing in renewable energy sources and sharing knowledge with the visitors. Through research, discovery and empowerment of visitors, the Oman Botanic Garden will work to ensure that the environment is protected to conserve native plants
SOURCES CONSULTED Web

www.oman-botanic-garden.org

www.bgci.org
Documents:

Botanic gardens in the Arabian Peninsula”. Ahmed H. Al Farhan, Ibrahim M.N. Aldjain, Jacob Thomas1, Anthony G. Miller, Sabina G. Knees3, Owen Lewellyn & Ali Akram

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