Conservatoire Botanique National de Mascarin

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Reunion - Saint Leu

Institution Code: MASC

BGCI Member: No

About the Conservatoire Botanique National de Mascarin

Location: SAINT LEU
Founded: 1987
Garden Name: Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique de Mascarin
Address: Domaine des Colimacons, F-97436 SAINT LEU, Ile de la Reunion, Indian Ocean.
Status: State (Island government)
Herbarium: Yes.
Ex situ Collections:

Main Address:
Conservatoire Botanique National de Mascarin
2 Rue du Pere Georges
Saint Leu
97436 Reunion

Telephone: +262 262 24 92 27
Fax: +262 262 24 85 63
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: D. Lucas
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1987
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 12 Hectares
    Latitude: -21.2240
    Longitude: 55.3361
    Altitude: 500.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
  • Seed Bank: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:An extensive collections of nativ plants from the island. Native plants from the Mascarene islands, including Mauritius and Rodrigues and from other islands in the Indian Ocean.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes