Construction of Oman’s Botanic Garden to be Completed in 2023

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The construction of Oman’s Botanic Garden is well on course for completion in 2023. The project is being developed on a 430ha site in the Al Khoudh area within the Wilayat of Al Seeb. The site to be precise is located between the wadis and mountains of the Al Khouh area approximately 35 kilometers from Muscat.

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Reportedly in June 2021, Oman’s Botanic Garden project reached a major construction milestone. The milestone was attained when the first structural arch of the Northern Biome was lifted into place.

An overview of Oman’s Botanic Garden

Upon completion, the US$ 175M development will consist of key components such as a visitor center, a nursery, a field studies center, and an outdoor habitat gardens area. Additionally, it will also include habitats pavilions, a southern mountain biome, and a northern mountain biome alongside a demonstration garden.

Moreover, Oman’s Botanic Garden will feature eight habitats ranging from the rich monsoon cloud forests to the deserts. The garden will also feature all of its native plant species to the public. Furthermore, it will showcase traditionally cultivate crops alongside the various ways that people use crops in Oman.

The garden will become the largest botanic garden in the Arabian Peninsula. It will also be one of the largest in the world.

Project team

Oman’s Botanic Garden project is led by Diwan of the Royal Court. It however boasts a total workforce of well over 700 multidisciplinary designers as well as engineers of top-notch expertise.

Noteworthy, all the materials used in the project will be environmentally sustainable. This conforms to the project’s vision to inspire people to preserve biodiversity and enhance Omani plant heritage for a sustainable future.