Bhagalpur University Botanical Garden

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Institution Code: BHAU

BGCI Member: No

Main gate of Bhagalpur University Botanical Garden
Main gate of Bhagalpur University Botanical Garden

About the Bhagalpur University Botanical Garden

The Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University lies between : 25.1400N Latitude and 86.37E Longitudes. The total area of the T. M. Bhagalpur University campus is about 264 acres. The University is located about 3 km away from Bhagalpur railway station at the bank of the River Ganga. The Bhagalpur University Botanical garden is situated on the campus of the University Department of Botany (25.1400 N Latitude and 86.5600E Longitude). The garden has a beautiful landscape and covers a total area of about eight acres of land. It is internationally recognized and available in Botanical Garden Conservation International (BGCI) and Indian Botanical Garden Network (IBGN) website. Recently, the garden has taken part in the Global Survey of Ex situ Ebony Collections of Missouri Botanical Garden and BGCI and acknowledged for the same. A large number of plants including some rare, endangered, threatened and endemic (RET &E) i.e. plants genetic resources are being conserved at present in the Bhagalpur University Botanic Garden. Some of the sacred plants are worshiped by the locals. The Botanic garden is organized various education & awareness activities such as seminars, symposia, nature camps, nature trails, etc. for awaring the students and people about the importance of conserving the rare and threatened plant species.
The garden has greenhouse, poly house, mist chamber, cactus house, circular pond, etc. At present, the garden has a living collection of more than 1300 plant species including threatened plants like Ginkgo biloba, Frerea indica, Rosa involucrata, Commiphora roxburghii var. serratifolia, Stemona tuberosa, Cycas pectinata, Siphonodon celastrineus, Ephedra, etc. The garden is the place of interest scientist, teachers, researchers, students, horticulturists, local farmers etc. Our expert group share their knowledge through the training on different aspect of ecology and conservation. The Department has a well organised herbarium with its collection of about 14,000 herbaria of vascular plants.
Van Mohotshab, Flower show, Painting competition among school students, Nature camp, Nature trait, training on medicinal plants cultivation and awareness camp are regularly organized in focused on conservation of natural genetic resources. The garden is open to all every day from morning to evening our technical staff is readily available to provide advice about their needs. The garden also provides plant materials to the students and researchers for study and research. The garden also exchanges their plants and seeds.

Main Address:
Bhagalpur University Botanical Garden
Post Graduate Department of Botany
BIHAR 812007 India

Telephone: 91-641-2500063, 91-9432001358
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Curator's Name: Dr. Tapan Kumar Pan, Garden Superintendent
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1970
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 25.1426
    Longitude: 86.5653
    Annual Rainfall: 1200 mm
    Altitude: 53.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanical Garden
  • Local Address: Bhagalpur University Botanical Garden Post Graduate Department of Botany Bhagalpur University Bhagalpur-812007 Bihar India
  • Locality: City: Bhagalpur
  • Locality: State: Bihar

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 14000
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 20000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1300
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 100
  • Special Collections:At present, the garden has a living collection of more than 1,300 plant species-
    Pteridophytes (19), Gymnosperms (23) and Angiosperms (1285):-
    Out of 1285 these plant species, 46 plant species are threatened (Rare- 29, Endangered- 5, Vulnerable- 22 and threatened- 9 and 1- endemic).
    These living plants exhibit life forms as herbs (563) shrubs (424) climber (135) and Trees (201) with a number of ferns, cacti and suceulents. Importance plants are Frerea indica, Ephedra sp. Ginkgo biloba, Commiphora roxburghii var sarretifolia, Terminalia bellerica, T. chebula, santalum album, etc.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes