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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
1Ain Shams Univ., Fac. of Sci. 31953 114 750 1200
2Alex. Univ. Fac. of Sci. 21942 --500
3Cairo Univ., Fac. of Agr. 15 1947 31 6480
4Orman Botanical Garden, Giza 28 1873 90520600
5Zohryia, Gezera, Giza 8 1868 57143442
6Quba Palace, Cairo 124 1960 72551
7Zoo Garden, Giza 80 1890 68208342
8Manial Palace, Giza --61150239
9Agriculture Museum, Dokky, Giza 1937 327394
10Azbakyia Garden 10 1867 4183800
11Antoniadis Garden, Alex45 1860 --62
12Al-Nozha Garden, Alex. 300 BC--
13Rose Garden, Alex. 5 1928--
14Aswan Garden17 1928 5997371

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.
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