The Biodiversity Education Garden was established in 2016 to mark the bicentenary of diplomatic relations between Britain and Nepal. This collaboration between Nepal’s National Botanical Garden and the UK’s Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was supported bythe British Embassy, Kathmandu.
Nepal is spectacularly rich in plant biodiversity, with over 7000 species found in an amazing variety of habitats. Many have useful properties and are inextricably linked with livelihoods – providing food, medicine, shelter and fuel. This garden celebrates the ancient partnership between plants and people, raising awareness of its economic and cultural importance, and the urgent need to safeguard plant resources for future generations.