A review of “Botanical Garden Development and Management” training course 2019


"Botanical Garden Development and Management" training course 2019 was held at Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden from August 19th to September 7th. 21 trainees from 14 countries were selected and attended.

They are:




Nigar Quluzade

Central Botanical Garden of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences


Sanjit Chandra Barman

Plant Conservation and Research Foundation


Chérilèse Macé

National Botanical Garden of Haiti


Leon Francois

National Botanical Garden of Haiti


Sandeep Chauhan

Botanic Garden of Indian Republic


Vikram Baraiya

Harji-Van Botanic Garden And Park


Sri Wahyuni

Bogor Botanic Gardens


Tutut Retno Lestari

Cibodas Botanical Garden


Gulaiym Donbaeva

the Scientific Research Institute Botanical Garden named after E.Z. Gareev,National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic


Veo Dalavong

Pha Tad Ke Botanic garden


Khairul Muhammad Khairul Anwar B. Ismail

Kepong Botanic Garden,Forest Research Institute Malaysia


Siti Fariezza

Kepong Botanic Garden,Forest Research Institute Malaysia


Hsu Win Win Wint

National Kandawgyi Gardens


Ajmal Iqbal

Government Afzal Khan Lala Post Graduate College Matta Swat


Muhammad Rashid

Qarshi Garden


Hsieh-Fang Chang

Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability / Palestine Museum of

Natural History at Bethlehem University


Chaminda Ratnayake

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya

Sri Lanka

Sagara Piyasena

Department of National Botanic Gardens

Sri Lanka

Jantrararuk Tovaranonte

School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University


Thiamhathai Choopan

Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University


Cao Thi Viet Nga

Vietnam National University of Forestry


Sandeep Chauhan

Botanic Garden of Indian Republic



29 teachers invited are garden directors or senior staff, professors, horticultural company owners and well-known designers from China and abroad. Theory classes include "The Misson and The Development of Botanic Gardens","Plant Exhibitions & Shows: Concept and Implementation", "Flower Product Development & Flower Border Design","Education in Botanical Garden: Is it that important ?","Genetic Issues in Plant Conservation","Herbarium Management & Seed Bank", and newly added lectures, such as "Attractive and efficient technologies using plants for the environment in Botanical Gardens","Marketing for BG" and "China's enviroment education trend and botancial garden's role".

There were guided tours by Chenshan BG's senior staff, to waterlily garden, the conservatory, production greenhouses,

the nursery and plant trail fields, children's garden and tropical plant museum, flower borders, the research center, the compost site and hands-on training of living collection management, green facades techniques, rose grafting techniques, plant collection and specimen making.


Trainees were also welcomed when they visited other gardens and institutions——Shanghai Natural History Museum, Zuibai park and Fangta park, Shanghai Botanical Garden, Campus BG of Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, Hangzhou Botanical Garden and Dreamland nature center.


Aside from trainee's presentations of their own gardens and final group reports, the International Ethnobotany Show became one of the highlights. Trainees coming from different countries dressing in traditional costumes, displaying the ways they use plants, performing music and dance, share the ethnobotanical knowledge and tradiditonal culture with local visitors in Chenshan.


This international training program was began at Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden in 2016, with 61 trainees from 21 countries and 37 institutions in the past 4 years. It has increased the cooperation between Chenshan and the botanical gardens or academic institutions of developing countries. Chenshan has signed MOUs with National Botanical Garden of Haiti,  Vietnam National University of Forestry, University of Sindh(Pakistan), Biodiversity Conservation Foundation (Pakistan), Quaid-i-Azam University (Pakistan) and Plant Conservation and Research Foundation(Bangladesh) respectively. Progress has been made in the field of Juglandaceae conservation, with the joint research of Chenshan, Central Botanical Garden of Azerbaijan, Tarbiat Modares University (Iran) and Vietnam National University of Forestry.