Aburi Botanic Gardens

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Institution Code: ABURI

BGCI Member: No

The Royal Palms were planted in 1895.
MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE GARDENS The Royal Palms were planted in 1895.

About the Aburi Botanic Gardens

Aburi Botanic Garden was officially opened in March 1890.
Aburi Botanic Garden has had many roles over the years including plant introduction and teaching scientific methods of agriculture but today is one of the world's 1,800 botanic gardens leading the fight to save plant diversity through, research, conservation of medicinal plants, plant multiplication, horticulture training and environmental education.

Prior to the establishment of the garden, the Gold Coast Government had built a sanatorium at the site for convalescing Government officials in 1875. In 1899, during the Governorship of His Excellency Sir W. Brandford-Griffith K.G.M.G., a few hectares of land was cleared in vicinity of the sanatorium to begin the Botanic Deparment.

The clearing was done under the supervision of a German serving the Basel Mission. In 1890 Mr. William Crowther, a student from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew arrived in the Gold Coast(now Ghana) as the first curator of the botanic garden.

Main Address:
Aburi Botanic Gardens
PO Box 23
Akwiapim Ghana

Telephone: 233 244074040
Fax: 233 2177 7821
Primary Email: aburibotanicgardens@gmail.com

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: George Owusu-Afriyie
    Curator's Name: Evans Kwamena Amissah
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Albert Prempeh

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1890
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 52 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 12 Hectares
  • Total Area: 64 Hectares
    Latitude: 5.8469
    Longitude: -0.1755
    Altitude: 460.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 75000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Ornamentals: Araucaria spp., Bambusa nana, Brownea grandiceps, Calophyllum mophyllum, Cedrela spp., Delonix regia, Dillenia indica, Elaeocarpus searratus, Enterolobium cyclocarpum, Ficus leprieuri, Garcinia xanthochymus, Murraya exotica, Naulea latifolia,

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes