CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow

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India - Uttar Pradesh - Lucknow

Institution Code: LWG

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow

The Botanic Garden of CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow is one of the oldest and historical Botanic Gardens in India. The Garden is known for its immense contributions towards conservation and sustainable utilization of important plant resources of economic, ornamental, horticultural, biological, ecological, educational and recreational values. The Botanic Garden is actually the historical ‘Sikander Bagh’ laid out around 1800 AD as a royal garden by the ‘nawabs’ (King) of Lucknow. It is located in the heart of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh state. The garden, full of greenery and vast collection of plant diversity is spread over an area of 65 acres and serves as lungs of the city.

This Botanic Garden serves as a National Facility with four main functions viz. conservation, education, scientific research and display of plant diversity in plant houses and arboreta. It is designed to conserve the indigenous and exotic flora and fulfils the basic function of making available for study, research and use, at one place, a wide diversity of trees, shrubs, climbers and other plant species. The Botanic Garden is a living repository of over 5000 taxa/cultivars of various groups of native and exotic plants. The garden has an excellent collection of ornamental crops, trees, houseplants, medicinal plants, cycads, palms, ferns, bryophytes, bonsai, water lilies, cacti and succulents. There are several thematic gardens and plant houses where plants are displayed for educational and aesthetic purpose. The ‘Touch and Smell Garden’ for the differently abled with Braille system in this Botanic Garden. The Botanic Garden has adequate infrastructural facilities for propagation, such as nurseries, experimental plots, propagation unit, mist chambers and drip irrigation facilities.

Considering the rich plant diversity in the Botanic Garden, the Institute has been designated as Living National Repository by the National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai. Besides, this Botanic Garden has also been recognized as a Lead Botanic Garden by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India for enhancing the ex-situ conservation activities of threatened species. The institute has been designated as DUS Centre for Bougainvillea, Gladiolus and Canna by PPV&FRA, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India.

Main Address:
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow
Rana Pratap Marg
Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh 226 001 India

Telephone: +91-522-2297802, 804
Fax: +91-522-2205839
URL: www.nbri.res.in
Primary Email: director@nbri.res.in

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Saroj K. Barik
    Curator's Name: Dr. S.K. Tewari
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr. Khuraijam Jibankumar Singh

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1953
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 25 Hectares
    Latitude: 26.9166
    Longitude: 80.9833
    Altitude: 113.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanic Garden, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute
  • Local Address: CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow
  • Locality: City: Lucknow
  • Locality: State: Uttar Pradesh

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1000000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 25

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Varietal collection of ornamental and non-agricultural economic crops, eg rose (125 rose hybrids), Gladiolus (110 taxa), Bougainvillea,(185 taxa), Cycas (72), Chrysanthemum, Ixora, bulbous plants.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

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
    Education Programme: Yes