Frequently Asked Questions
Oman Botanic Garden is still a young project, under development, so many of the services and facilities that other botanic gardens provide are not yet available. However, we hope that our supporters will keep in contact with us and come to visit when the project opens.
Is Oman Botanic Garden open to the public?
Not yet. The garden has benefited from working with a series of local schools over the past couple of years to develop curriculum-linked programmes, but these are not released for everyone yet. In the future we hope to offer a comprehensive schools programme covering a variety of subjects and for different year groups.
When will Oman Botanic Garden officially open?
OBG is a huge project with many different phases. Each of these will need to be completed before we can open, so it will be a while yet. The best way to find out our launch dates is to keep in touch via the website or newsletter!
Will you build on the whole site?
No, the project site is huge, 420 ha, the habitats, exhibition spaces and visitor facilities will only cover about 15% of the total area. This leaves us with plenty of space to explore and protect as a nature reserve.
How can I get a job at Oman Botanic Garden?
OBG is a growing organisation and we will certainly need more staff over the next few years. As part of our sustainability and capacity building policy it is important that most of our team is Omani. Opportunities are advertised through local newspapers in Oman. International roles are advertised through BGCI (www.bgci.org).
Does the garden accept volunteers?
Not yet – we are developing the botanic garden team at the moment with training in the garden and through our partners. We hope to eventually have a volunteer programme so that our supporters can help the garden to grow.
Can we buy plants from Oman Botanic Garden?
At the moment, we need all the plants we are growing in the nursery to plant in our habitat displays, but when the garden is officially openned to the public we will have a plant shop so that visitors can buy some of the beautiful plants of Oman to grow at home.