Legon Botanical Gardens

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Ghana - Accra - Accra

Institution Code: LEGON

BGCI Member: No

About the Legon Botanical Gardens

Legon Botanical Gardens, is Owned by University of Ghana and Managed by both the Department of Botany and Mulch Company Limited.
The goal and ambition is to make Legon Botanical Gardens, the place where people conference with nature.

Main Address:
Legon Botanical Gardens
Department of Botany, University of Ghana
MULCH Co. Ltd. YK 569 Kanda
Accra Ghana

Telephone: +233 55 55 19 535
Fax: +233 24 35 58 616
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Kofi Boakye-Yiadom
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 7

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1948
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 50 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 38 Hectares
  • Total Area: 50 Hectares
    Latitude: 5.5447
    Longitude: -0.2065
    Annual Rainfall: 787 mm
    Altitude: 61.00 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 4000000 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: LEGON BOTANICAL GARDENS
  • Local Address: YK 569 KANDA ACCRA GHANA
  • Locality: City: ACCRA
  • Locality: State: LEGON ACCRA

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 69630
    Number of Volunteers: 10

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Palms, West African orchids, local flora, economic collection of cacao, timber, fruit.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

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
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

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