Katse Botanic Garden

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Lesotho - Maseru

Institution Code: KATSE

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Katse Botanic Garden

The Katse Botanical Garden has its origins in the building of the Katse Dam, part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. A botanical garden was not initially planned for the area, but following the plant rescue mission in 1995 and 1996 before the inundation of the Katse reservoir, the garden was created to accommodate the rescued plants.

With the increasing loss of biodiversity in Lesotho through over-exploitation, the Katse Botanical Garden provides a unique natural and semi-natural setting to expose a wider audience to the floristic beauty of the indigenous plants of Lesotho.

Katse Botanical Garden strives to promote a better knowledge and understanding of the alpine flora of Lesotho through propagation, cultivation, and conservation of indigenous plants. It serves as an educational centre for local communities, as well as for scientists, students, and the visiting public.

Contact details that may no longer be valid are:
Tel: 09266 311280
Fax: 09266 325038
Email: ntlokb@lhda.org.ls

Main Address:
Katse Botanic Garden
P.O. Box 7332
Maseru 100

URL: http://www.lhda.org.ls/contacts.htm
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mr Bongani Ntloko
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: -29.2976
    Longitude: 27.4854
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes