The National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh, also referred to as Bangladesh National Herbarium, is the largest plant conservation center in Bangladesh, with an area of around 84 hectares (210 acres). It is located at Mirpur in Dhaka, beside the Dhaka Zoo. It was establishes in 1961.
It is one of the greatest botanical gardens of Bangladesh and a tourist destination. Baldha Garden in the Wari area of Dhaka is administratively part of the National Garden.
The garden is well planned and provides learning and recreational facilities adjacent to the Dhaka Zoo. It is divided into 57 sections, and is managed by Forest Department under Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh National Herbarium’s collection of plant and tree species is large. The garden houses about 56,000 individual of trees, herbs, and shrubs including huge collection of aquatic plants. Rare and exotic plant species in the garden include:
- Anthurium (Anthurium crystallinum)
- Camphor (Cinamomum camphora)
- Rabbit fern (Davallia canariensis)
- Dambia (Dombeya spectabilis)
- White rangan (Ixora superba)
- Little mussanda (Mussaenda luteola)
- Victoria amazonica
- Harhjora (Vitis quadrangularis)
- African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata)
- Sambucuas (Sambucus nigra)
- White Chandan (Santalum album)