Hunan Forest Botanical Garden

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Institution Code: HUNFO

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Hunan Forest Botanical Garden

Located in the Dongjingpu Town of Yuhua District,Changsha city and the center of being merged three cities, Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan, and founded in January 1985 with the approve of former State Science and Technology Commission, People's Government of Hunan Province, Hunan Forest Botanical Garden, is a nonprofit scientific research institutions, belonging to the Forestry Department of Hunan Province. There are 187 employees, and serving staff of 143 now. It was also approved to be the Tianjiling National Forest Park and the Wildlife Rescue & Breeding Center of Hunan Province in 1992 and 1994, respectively, by the former State Ministry of Forestry. With an area of 1,800 acres and forest cover of over 90%, it is a few the comprehensive botanical gardens and national forest parks, located rarely in the city center, and currently the only botanical garden collected forest plants and wildlife in China.

Main Address:
Hunan Forest Botanical Garden
No. 111 Batanical Garden Road Dongjing Town
Yuhua District
Hunan 410116 China

Telephone: 0086 731 85621321
Fax: 0086 731 85052295
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Wang Mingxu
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1985
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 28.2083
    Longitude: 113.0083
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: 湖南省森林植物园
  • Local Address: 中国湖南省长沙市南郊,邮编 410116
  • Locality: City: 长沙
  • Locality: State: 湖南

Features and Facilities

  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes