Al Quds University Botanic Garden (AQUB)

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Palestinian Territory, Occupied - Palestine - East Jerusalem

Institution Code: ALQUD

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Al Quds University Botanic Garden (AQUB)

Al-Quds Univeristy is the Arab University of holy city of Jerusalem.

Main Address:
Al Quds University Botanic Garden (AQUB)
Life Sciences Department
Faculity of Science & Tech
East Jerusalem
Palestine Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Telephone: + 970 (02) 2799753 ext 5075
Fax: + 970 (02) 2796960
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Khaled Salem Sawalha
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 2007
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 10 Hectares
    Latitude: 32.0000
    Longitude: 35.0000
    Annual Rainfall: 300 mm
    Altitude: 700.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 100 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Al-Quds Univeristy Gardens
  • Local Address: Abu Dis - West Bank
  • Locality: City:
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1000
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 5000
    Number of Volunteers: 50

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 100
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 20
  • Special Collections:Local and national flora. Introduced plant species.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

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