Jardin Botanico Benjamin F. Johnston

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Mexico - Sinaloa - Los Mochis, Ahome

Institution Code: AHOME

BGCI Member: No

The palm trees and the Pergola
The palm trees and the Pergola

About the Jardin Botanico Benjamin F. Johnston

The historical Botanical Gardens were part of La Casa Grande Mansion that belonged to an American business man called Benjamin F. Johnston that came to the region and built a big emporium by the establishment of a Sugar Mill in the 1900's.

Designed by Florence Yoch a highly recognized Californian landscape architect for the design of the set of "Gone with the Wind" among others (reference book: Landscaping the American Dream: The Gardens and Film Sets of Florence Yoch:1890-1972).

Today is home of a vast variety of birds and the botanical garden that posses a big variety of trees, mainly of ornament that the Johnston made import from other countries. Exotic plants from the India, Java, Africa and Australia are well grown in this place, some of them are very rare in Latin America like the Ficus Benghaleisis, known as well as Bayan, the majestic tree from the India, considerate as the sacred tree of the God Krishna by the Indians, other examples are the Gingko Biloba and the Ficus Religiosa, from the India. It also has a vast diversity of palm trees as well as local flora.

Main Address:
Jardin Botanico Benjamin F. Johnston
Blvd. Rosales 750 Sur
Colonia Centro
Los Mochis, Ahome
Sinaloa 81200 Mexico

Telephone: +52 (668) 8181814
URL: www.jbbfj.org
Primary Email: direccion@jbbfj.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Lic. Marco Antonio Solorzano Castro
    Curator's Name: M.C. Víctor Manuel González Calderón
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Ing. Jesús Alfredo Carrillo García
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 20
    Educational Staff Number: 6
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number: 11

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1929
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 11 Hectares
  • Total Area: 16 Hectares
    Latitude: 25.7916
    Longitude: -108.9873
    Annual Rainfall: 200 mm
    Altitude: 18.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Jardín Xerófilo, Jardín del Ying Yang, Jardín Francés, Estrella de oriente, Avenida de las palmas reales y Camino dorado.
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardin Botanico de Los Mochis "Benjamin F. Johnston"
  • Local Address: Blvd. Antonio Rosales #750 Sur. On one side of the Tower San Bernardo.
  • Locality: City: Los Mochis
  • Locality: State: Sinaloa

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 12
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 5000
    Number of Volunteers: 21

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 6880
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 689
  • Special Collections:91 are native spices
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes