National Botanical Garden of Iran

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Coordinates: 35°46′20″N 51°10′47″E / 35.772143°N 51.179595°E / 35.772143; 51.179595 National Botanical Garden of Iran is a Botanical Garden in Tehran, Iran. Its area is about 150 hectares and is planned to be the main center for horticulture and plant taxonomy in Iran. A herbarium of Iranian plants (TARI) is gradually being built up and now consists of some 160,000 numbers. Also there are gardens of non-Iranian plants such as Himalayan, American, Japanese, African, and Australian.[1]

The garden also contains an arboretum, Six lakes, hills (to represent the Alborz and Zagros mountains and Himalayas), rock garden, a waterfall, a wetland, desert plants areas, a salt lake and a wadi, a river about 1 km long, systematic area, fruit garden, picnic area with some pavilions and other facilities. The botanical and horticultural library has more than 11,000 volumes.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Botanical Garden of Iran". Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 

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