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National Botanical Garden, Mirpur – Dhaka, Bangladesh (Video)

Welcome to National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh.The garden was established on 208 acres of land at Mirpur in 1961. It is divided into 57 sections and managed by the Forest Department under the Environment and Forest Ministry.

There are cactus house, lily pond, Amazon lily pond, six lakes, tissue culture research centre, two nurseries, orchid house, two net houses, five shadow rooms, nine visitor’s sheds, three snake corners, eight toilets, two watchtowers, one artificial lake and Padma pond.

National Botanical Garden, Mirpur - Dhaka, Bangladesh
National Botanical Garden, Mirpur – Dhaka, Bangladesh

The garden has 56,125 species of trees, herbs, and shrubs, including a collection of aquatic plants.

The area of these gardens in not only an exhibition but also a great place to relax. There are facilities for picnicking. The National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh National Herbarium make up the largest plant conservation center in Bangladesh, with an area of around 84 hectares (210 acres). It is located at Mirpur in Dhaka, beside the Dhaka Zoo. It was established in 1961. It is one of the greatest botanical gardens of Bangladesh, a knowledge center for nature lovers and botanists and a tourist destination. The herbarium has a scientific collection of approximately 100,000 preserved specimens of plants.

Baldha Garden which is in the Wari area of Dhaka is administratively part of the National Garden.

A modern vegetative propagation arrangement and a tissue culture laboratory have been established in the garden for propagation of rare species. Initially, tissue culture of orchids and other rare species have been adopted. Besides, a huge rose garden, criss-crossing lake, watch deck, artificial water fall, bridge over the lake and above all the thousands of migratory birds in winter are the main attractions of the National Botanical Garden.

 

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