Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding

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India - Tamil Nadu - Coimbatore

Institution Code: FRC

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Entrance  of the Botanical garden
Entrance of the Botanical garden

Main Address:
Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding
Forest Campus, PO Box 1061, R.S.Puram
Tamil Nadu 641002 India

Telephone: 91 422 2484100
Fax: 91 422 2430549
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: R S Prashanth
    Curator's Name: Dr.C.Kunhikannan
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1971
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 11.0048
    Longitude: 76.9698
    Annual Rainfall: 490 mm
    Altitude: 467.00 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 74 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: IFGTB botanical garden
  • Local Address: IFGTB Forest Campus R S Puram Coimbatore 641002
  • Locality: City: Coimbatore
  • Locality: State: Tamilnadu

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 20000
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 600

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 370
  • Special Collections:Wild orchids and rare plants of Western Ghats Forest of Peninsular India.

Conservation Programmes

  • Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes