The Hiroshima Botanical Garden

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Institution Code: HIROS

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Logo mark of The Hiroshima Botanical Garden.
(A design using fringed orchid [Pecteilis radiata,sagiso] as a motif.)
Logo mark of The Hiroshima Botanical Garden. (A design using fringed orchid [Pecteilis radiata,sagiso] as a motif.)

Main Address:
The Hiroshima Botanical Garden
3-495 Kurashige,Saeki-ku
Hiroshima 731-5156 Japan

Telephone: 082-922-3600
Fax: 082-923-6100
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Yoshiyuki Hayashi
    Curator's Name: Yoshiyuki Hayashi
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 18
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 12

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1976
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 18 Hectares
  • Total Area: 18 Hectares
    Latitude: 34.390745
    Longitude: 132.347442
    Annual Rainfall: 1550 mm
    Altitude: 100.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 21000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 12
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 200000
    Number of Volunteers: 60

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 203000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 10000
  • Special Collections:Orchids, Begonias, Gesneriaceae.
  • 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: Yes

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

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