The Oman Botanic Garden (1): The Vision, Early Plant Collections and Propagation

Annette Patzelt, Leigh Morris, Laila Al Harthi, Ismail Al Rashdi, Andrew Spalton


The Oman Botanic Garden (OBG) is a new botanic garden which is being constructed on a 423ha site near to Muscat, the capital of Oman. Oman is floristically rich and is considered a centre of plant diversity in the Arabian Peninsula. The plan is that OBG will showcase this plant diversity, inform visitors of its value and provide a model for sustainability. This paper, part 1, covers the vision, early plant collections and propagation, and part 2, which will be included in Sibbaldia No. 7, will cover design, construction, interpretation and planting.

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