Murtala Muhammed Memorial Garden

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Nigeria - Lagos State - Lagos

Institution Code: MURT

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Murtala Muhammed Memorial Garden

This botanic garden was founded in memory of the former Head of State, General Murtala Muhammed. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) jointly manages the garden.

Main Address:
Murtala Muhammed Memorial Garden
Okorisan Abomiti Junction
KM 6 to Epe Maroko, Epe Expressway, Via Victoria-Island,
Lagos State P.O. Box 242 Nigeria

Telephone: +234 704 493 4007 and +234 1 2692985
Fax: +234 269284
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mrs Ajoke Muhammed
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Adnan Adeosun

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 60 Hectares
    Latitude: 6.4473
    Longitude: 3.4393
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Murtala Muhammed Memorial Botanic Garden is under the same ownership as Sarius Palmetum and Botanical Garden, Abuja, Nigeria.

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:The garden collection focuses on indigenous tree species and palm species.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes