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Egyptian Botanical Gardens

Vincent Battesti

The botanical gardens are often confused in the Nile Valley with public gardens.
Though, according to some Egyptian botanists themselves, no gardens in Egypt is truly worthy of being objectively classified as “botanical garden”, we can still offer an official list of these institutions.

No. Name of the Botanical Garden Present surface (feddan) Date of Establishment No. of Families No. of Genius No. of Species
1 Ain Shams Univ., Fac. of Sci. 3 1953 114 750 1200
2 Alex. Univ. Fac. of Sci. 2 1942 500
3 Cairo Univ., Fac. of Agr. 15 1947 31 64 80
4 Orman Botanical Garden, Giza 28 1873 90 520 600
5 Zohryia, Gezera, Giza 8 1868 57 143 442
6 Quba Palace, Cairo 124 1960 72 551
7 Zoo Garden, Giza 80 1890 68 208 342
8 Manial Palace, Giza 61 150 239
9 Agriculture Museum, Dokky, Giza 1937 32 73 94
10 Azbakyia Garden 10 1867 41 83 800
11 Antoniadis Garden, Alex 45 1860 62
12 Al-Nozha Garden, Alex. 300 BC
13 Rose Garden, Alex. 5 1928
14 Aswan Garden 17 1928 59 97 371

PS: The feddan is 0,42 ha (4200 m2).
Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (Arab Republic of Egypt), 2006.

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View of Cairo, Egypt, photographed from a balloon at about 500 metres above ground. Left of the Nile are the Botanical Gardens and the race track, right are the British barracks and the Egyptian Museum.
(Deutsch: Ansicht von Kairo, Ägypten. Links des Nils der Botanische Garten und die Rennbahn, rechts die Englische Kaserne und das Ägyptische Museum. Fotografiert aus einem Ballon aus ca. 500m Höhe).
July 21, 1904; first published in Spelterini, E.: Über den Wolken/Par dessus les nuages, Brunner & Co, Zürich 1928, p. 81.
By Eduard Spelterini, (1852–1931), Swiss pioneer of ballooning and of aerial photography.
Source: Wikimedia Commons.
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