Munda Wanga Trust Botanical Garden

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Zambia - Lusaka province - Lusaka

Institution Code: MUNDA

BGCI Member: No

About the Munda Wanga Trust Botanical Garden

In 1950, a gentle man named Ralph Sander founded a Botanical Garden that was destined to become the showpiece of Lusaka, Zambia's Capital city. at the time he was a colonial civil servant working for the department of Game and Tsetse Control and he called his garden Munda Wanga, which means "My Garden" in Nyanja. He gained an enviable reputation as a botanist and was responsible for the establishment of many parks, gardens, and tree lined avenues in Lusaka.

Munda Wanga Mission is:
 To develop a modern pro-active environmental education and interpretation facility to promote wider understanding, knowledge, sustainable use, care of and appreciation for the environment and its conservation.
 To maintain and develop a wildlife park, sanctuary and botanical garden in keeping with modern standards and practices where we will propagate, exhibit, conserve and care for indigenous and exotic flora and fauna for the benefit of the community at large.
 To follow our corporate social responsibility of offering services to the less privileged.

Main Address:
Munda Wanga Trust Botanical Garden
P.O Box 350068, Chilanga, Zambia
Lusaka province 10101 Zambia

Telephone: +260 1 278614
Fax: +260 1 278529
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mr. Bill Tomas
    Curator's Name: Mr. Innocent Kabinda
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Mr. Andrew Mtonga
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 4

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1950
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 10 Hectares
  • Total Area: 10 Hectares
    Latitude: -15.5616
    Longitude: 28.2724
    Annual Rainfall: 800 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 60000
    Number of Volunteers: 6

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Approximately 30 % of the plant collections are of indigenous plants. 15 plant families are represented in the collection.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes