Siit Arboretum Botanical Garden

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Philippines - Negros Oriental - Dumaguete

Institution Code: SIIT

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

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About the Siit Arboretum Botanical Garden

Siit Arboretum Botanical Garden is home to many collections of plants from the Philippines and other places around the world.

BIODIVERSITY is our priority aim in making this garden, the safeguarding of our native species the hopeful outcome from the influence our visitors could give on their individual environments due to a closer link with the plant world following their visit.

Main Address:
Siit Arboretum Botanical Garden
C/O Park avenue hotel
Perdices St.
Negros Oriental 6200 Philippines

Telephone: 63(0)35 4262050
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Pol Carino
    Curator's Name: Eric Hanquinet
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Eric Hanquinet
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1999
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 7 Hectares
  • Total Area: 11 Hectares
    Latitude: 9.3007
    Longitude: 123.3122
    Annual Rainfall: 900 mm
    Altitude: 25.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Siit Arboretum
  • Local Address: Lutoban - Zamboanguita,
  • Locality: City: Zamboanguita
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 10
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 650
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 50
  • Special Collections:African savannah
    Australian vegetation
    American desert
    Rainforest climatic reconstitution ,
    Fragrances and Perfumes,
    Cycads Garden,
    Exotic Oranamental Trees,
    Orchard Collection
    Native Lowland
    Molave Forest
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Education Programme: Yes