The Oman Botanic Garden (2)

Collections Policy, Nursery Construction, Expanded Plant Production and Initial Tree Translocation

  • Annette Patzelt Oman Botanic Garden
  • Khalid Al Farsi Oman Botanic Garden
  • Leigh Morris Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Andrew Spalton


The first paper in this series outlined the vision for the oman botanic garden and detailed the early plant collections and propagation. this paper focuses on the oman botanic garden collections policy, construction of a new nursery on the site, subsequent expanded production and initial attempts at mature tree translocation.

Author Biographies

Annette Patzelt, Oman Botanic Garden
Senior Botanist
Khalid Al Farsi, Oman Botanic Garden
Production Supervisor
Leigh Morris, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Head of Education
Andrew Spalton
Advisor for Conservation of the Environment


ANON (2001) Summary of the International Review of the ex Situ Plant Collections of the Botanic Gardens of the World Volume 3 Number 7 – December 2001. Available online: (accessed: october 2007)

PATZELT, A. (2008). Oman Plant Red Data Book. Oman Botanic Garden Publication no.1. Diwan of Royal Court. Office for Conservation of the Environment. Sultanate of Oman.

PATZELT, A., MORRIS, L., AL HARTHI, l., AL RASHDI, I. & SPALTON, A. (2008). The Oman Botanic Garden (1): the Vision, early plant collections and propagation. Sibbaldia 6: 41–77.

How to Cite
Patzelt, A., Al Farsi, K., Morris, L., & Spalton, A. (2009). The Oman Botanic Garden (2). Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (7), 83-97.