Expansion of Botanical Garden

Expansion of Botanical GardenExpansion of Botanical Garden

The National Botanical Garden of Iran (Bagh-Giahshenaasi) in Tehran, has the finest collection of plants from different provinces on an area of 4,000 square meters, said Adel Jalili, its director. “We are planning to implement new projects including construction of a tropical greenhouse to increase diversity of the plants,” ISNA quoted him as saying.  The completion of its South Boulevard herbarium can be attributed to the Tehran Parks & Green Space Organization’s projects, he said.  Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf has been requested to visit the garden many times to sign a MoU for the tropical greenhouse, but “he has not visited so far.” The garden is planned to be the main center for horticulture and plant taxonomy in Iran. A herbarium of Iranian plants (TARI) is gradually being built up and now comprises 160,000 plants. Also there are gardens of non-Iranian plants such as Himalayan, American, Japanese, African, and Australian types.