National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh

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Bangladesh National Botanic Garden and Herbarium
National Botanic Garden of Bangladesh is located in Bangladesh
National Botanic Garden of Bangladesh
National Botanic Garden of Bangladesh
TypeBotanic Garden
LocationMirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Coordinates24°00′N 90°00′E / 24.000°N 90.000°E / 24.000; 90.000Coordinates: 24°00′N 90°00′E / 24.000°N 90.000°E / 24.000; 90.000
Area84 hectares
Operated byDepartment of Forestry, of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh.
StatusOpen all year

The National Botanic Garden of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh National Herbarium make up the largest plant conservation center in Bangladesh, with an area of around 84 hectares (210 acres). It is located at Mirpur in Dhaka, beside the Dhaka Zoo. It was established in 1961. It is one of the greatest botanic gardens of Bangladesh, a knowledge center for nature lovers and botanists and a tourist destination. The herbarium has a scientific collection of approximately 100,000 preserved specimens of plants.[1]

Baldha Garden which is in the Wari area of Dhaka is administratively part of the National Garden.


The garden provides learning and recreational facilities adjacent to the Dhaka Zoo. It is divided into 57 sections, and is managed by Forest Department under Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of Bangladesh.

Living collections[edit]

Bangladesh National Herbarium's collection of plant and tree species is large.[2] The garden houses about 56,000 individual trees, herbs, and shrubs including a huge collection of aquatic plants. Rare and exotic plant species in the garden include:

Other facilities[edit]

A modern vegetative propagation arrangement and a tissue culture laboratory have been established in the garden for propagation of rare species. Initially, tissue culture of orchids and other rare species have been adopted. Besides, a huge rose garden, criss-crossing lake, watch deck, artificial water fall, bridge over the lake and above all the thousands of migratory birds in winter are the main attractions of the National Botanic Garden.



  1. ^ "Index Herbariorum, entry for Bangladesh National Herbarium, Herbarium code DACB". Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  2. ^ Botanic Gardens Conservation International-National Botanic Garden of Bangladesh

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