Features

Features of National Botanical Garden

Botanical Information and Exhibition Center: Located beside the garden’s main entrance gate and housing a museum for education, research and display.

Plant Conservatories: The garden has a variety of conservatories for preserving particular plant species or groups, such as (1) Bonsai House, (2) Cactus & Succulent House, (3) Cyclamen House, (4) Fern House, (5) Orchid House, (6) Ornamental Plant House, (7) Plant Propagation House, and (6) Tropical House.

        Tropical house is the largest and major conservatory inside the garden, and it is located adjacent to the Coronation Pond. It was built in 2031 BS, standing 12 m tall and covering an area of 294 m2. It consists of plants found in tropical region like Bauhinia vahlii, Butea monosperma, Calotropis gigantea, Cassia fistula, Cycas pectinata, Dalbergia latifolia, Meizotropis buteiformis, Rauvolfia serpentina, Santalum album, Shorea robusta, Withania somnifera, etc.

Seed Bank: It is located on the opposite side of the street from the administrative building. It is one of the key research centers inside the garden. Established in 2019 AD, it has conserved ca. 150 species of seeds of indigenous, native and threatened plant species of Nepal.

Sales House: The medicinal and ornamental plants for sale are housed in this building, which is close to the main entrance gate of the garden.

Plant Landscape and Thematic Gardens: Aquatic plant garden, Arboretum, Biodiversity education garden, Canna garden, Conservation and education garden, Coronation pond and its surroundings, Coronation temple and its surroundings, Edible plant garden, Ethnobotanical garden, Fern garden, Hedge garden, Indigenous ornamental plant garden, Japanese style garden, Lily garden, Mesozoic avenue, Nepalensis-Historic Garden, Orchid garden, Physic garden, Pinetum, Rock garden, Rose garden, Sand Garden, School Education Garden, Special garden, Taxonomic family garden (Bentham and Hooker’s classification system), Terrace garden, Threatened plant garden, Tropical plant garden, Vertical garden (including pergola), VVIP plantation garden, Wetland garden, and Wild plant garden.

Garden Sections: (1) Conservation and Education Section, (2) Garden Development Section, (3) Floriculture Section, and (4) Medicinal Plants and Information Section.