Qarshi Botanical Garden (QBG)

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Qarshi Botanical Garden
Qarshi Botanical Garden

About the Qarshi Botanical Garden (QBG)

Qarshi Botanical Garden (QBG) was established in 2000 with the aim to conserve and propagate commercially important indigenous plant species.Qarshi Botanical Garden (QBG) is situated on the premises of Qarshi Industries (Pvt.) Ltd, which is located in the industrial Estate, Hattar, District Haripur, KPK, Pakistan on Taxila - Haripur Road. It is 60 km from zero point Islamabad. QBG is situated at the latitude 33o 44' to 34o 22' and longitude 72o 35' to 73o 15' and 610 meter above the sea level. The mean minimum & maximum annual rainfall ranges from 800 - 1300 mm respectively & average winter temperature is 12oC and summer temperature is around 29 oC. However, maximum temperature rises to >40 oC in summer and the lowest temperature in the winter fall below 4oC. Depending upon the weather conditions, sometime severe frost is observed during the month of December & January.

The Herb Garden is spread over 4 acres.The Herb Garden is tastefully designed and laid out for planting of medicinal plant species. It contains more than 276 medicinal plant species of 52 families and 212 genera. There are 56 exotic species including herbs, shrubs & trees. Some of important exotic species are Ginkgo biloba, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Stevia rebaudiana, Zephranthes grandiflora, Aloe barbadensis, Helianthus tuberosus, Nepeta cataria, Mentha spicata, Cymbopogon citratus, Plantago lanceolata, Plumbago zeylanica, Rosmarinus officinalis, Hyssopus officinalis, Melissa officinalis,Cynara scolymus, Ribis grossularis etc. Rests of species are indigenous and collected from different ecological zones of Pakistan especially mountainous regions including Northern Areas and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The important indigenous species planted include Lawsonia alba, Achillia millifolium, Ajuga reptans, Althea rosea, Berberis lycium, Cichorium intybus, Fragaria vesca, Podophyllum emodi, Cymbopogon citratus, Tanacetum parthenium, Mirabilis jalapa, Crategus fragrans, Calotropus procera, Glycchariza glabra, Ocimum bacilicum, Rosa damascene, Mentha arvensis, Curcuma longa, Sida cordifolia, Plantago major, Viola odorata. Some threatened species like Taxus wallichiana, Withania somnifera, Valariana jatamansi, Juniperus excelsa, Murraya koenigii, Berginia cilliata have also been planted in the Herb Garden for conservation & propagation. There are 16 species of Cactus and 7 species of Juniper.Each plant species planted in the Herb Garden is labeled in standard format which provides all relevant information about plant species such as Urdu name, Botanical name, English name, Family, Part used, Medicinal use / Action etc.

Main Address:
Qarshi Botanical Garden (QBG)
Hattar industrial Estate
Pakistan 22610 Pakistan

Telephone: +92 995 617272
Fax: +92 995 617275
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mr.Iqbal Ahmad
    Curator's Name: Mr.Muhammad Rashid
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Muhammad Rashid
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 6
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 2000
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 450 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 50 Hectares
  • Total Area: 616 Hectares
    Latitude: 33.8996182
    Longitude: 72.8403371
    Annual Rainfall: 1300 mm
    Altitude: 610.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Qarshi Botanical Garden
  • Local Address: Qarshi industries Pvt LTD hattar
  • Locality: City: Haripur
  • Locality: State: Hattar industrial State

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 760
  • 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: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 1000
    Number of Volunteers: 20

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2000
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    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: No
    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: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    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
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No