The Oman Botanic Garden is a new world-class development of the Diwan of Royal Court in Oman, celebrating the unique plants, landscapes and cultural traditions of Oman. Located just outside of Muscat, Oman, near the Al Khodh village, the garden will be situated on a 430 hectare protected natural area, surrounded by the Northern Mountains of Oman. The garden is currently under construction and when it opens it will showcase all of the native plant species of Oman in a series of carefully created, naturalistic habitats from the dry deserts to the rich monsoon cloud forests. The garden will also showcase the traditionally cultivated crops and the many ways that people use plants in Oman.
Vision and Mission of Oman Botanic Garden
“To inspire people to conserve and cherish the biodiversity and botanical heritage of Oman for a sustainable future”.
“Discover, cultivate, showcase and protect Oman’s unique plant diversity and ethnobotany through innovative research, exciting displays and engaging communication”.
With this concept, the Oman Botanic Garden is unique in the world and of global significance – no other botanic garden is representing the entire flora of one country in habitat settings. It will present an unprecedented opportunity for visitors to experience the flora and vegetation of Oman while learning about the agricultural heritage, rich cultural traditions and legendary hospitality of the country.
The garden will be the largest botanic garden in the Arabian Peninsula and one of the largest in the world. The garden will consist of the following key components: nursery, visitor center, research center, field studies center, outdoor habitat gardens, habitats pavilion, northern mountain biome, southern mountain biome, demonstration garden, and a variety of amenity areas, play spaces and family zones for fun and relaxation in a garden setting that is unique to Oman.