Calicut University

Botanical Garden

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Established in 1971 in the lush green panoramic, undulating, lateritic hummocky land of the Calicut University Campus, the Calicut University Botanical  Garden  (CUBG), founded by Prof. (Dr.) B.K. Nayar, the then Head of the Department of Botony , has developed into an excellent centre of biodiversity and ex-situ conservation of tropical Indian flora and exotic species.The Garden, inaugurated in 1972 by Prof. R. E. Holttum, thethen Director, Singapore Botanical Garden.  In 1985 the CUBG has achieved international status when it was recognized by the International Consortium of Botanic Garden and Centre for  World  Conservation Strategy.