Jardin Botanico Summit

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Panama - Balboa

Institution Code: SCZ

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
Jardin Botanico Summit
Jardin Botanico Summit, P.O.Box 503, BALBOA, Panama

Telephone: 507 232-4854/ 4850
Fax: 507 232-4850
Primary Email: summitbot@hotmail.com

Staff Details

  • Director's Name:
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 15
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 14

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1923
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 216 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 30 Hectares
  • Total Area: 292 Hectares
    Latitude: 8.9542
    Longitude: -79.5604
    Annual Rainfall: 2600 mm

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 7

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Orchidaceae, Araceae, Arecaceae, Zamiaceae, native plants.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes