Mount Kenya University Proposed Botanic Garden

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BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Mount Kenya University Proposed Botanic Garden
General Kago Road. P.O Box 342-01000 Thika
Kenya +254 Kenya

Telephone: 67 2820 000
Fax: Fax:+254 20 2050315
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Jared Misonge Onyancha
    Curator's Name: Mr. John Nzivo
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Mr. Humphrey Mwambeo
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 5

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 2009
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 20 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 10 Hectares
  • Total Area: 30 Hectares
    Latitude: 1.32
    Longitude: 37.08
    Annual Rainfall: 1014 mm
    Altitude: 4700.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 40 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 61 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 156
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 56
    Number of Volunteers: 7

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 287
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 11
  • Invasive Species Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes