Johannesburg Botanic Garden, The

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South Africa - Gauteng - Johannesburg

Institution Code: JOHBG

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Johannesburg Botanic Garden, The

The Johannesburg Botanic gardens (JBG) captures some of the living flora of the world. Its one of the youngest gardens in the country, being only 30 yrs old. The garden is situated about 6km of the City Centre.
In addition to scientific and conservation and education reputation the JBG provides the best passive recreation space in Johannesburg (voted by Johannesburg citizens in 2004)

Main Address:
Johannesburg Botanic Garden, The
Olifants Road, Emmarentia
P.O. Box 2824
Gauteng 2000 South Africa

Telephone: +27 11 782 7064
Fax: +27 11 782 7082
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Senzo Nyembe
    Curator's Name: Sandra Viljoen
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Vuyolwethu Yani
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1970
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 50 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 30 Hectares
  • Total Area: 81 Hectares
    Latitude: -26.155245
    Longitude: 27.999825
    Annual Rainfall: 802 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name:
  • Local Address: cnr Thomas Bowler and John Adamson Road Emmarentia Johannesburg
  • Locality: City:
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 11122
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 4

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 34113
  • Special Collections:rosaceae, Fabaceae, Liliaceae, Podocarpaceae, Pinaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Myrtaceae, hardy Arecaceae, Orchidaceae, The Garden operates the National Rose Trial Grounds of South Africa.Araliaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Asteraceae, Buxaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Crassulaceae, Cuctaceae, Lamiaceae, Liliaceae, Mesembryamenthaceae, Myrtaceae, Poaceae, Rosaceae, Rubiaceae and Taxaceae.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: No
    Ecology: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

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