Introduction


Plant Research Centre, Makawanpur was established in 2075 BS under the Department of Plant Resources, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Government of Nepal. It is formerly named as District Plant Resources Office, Makawanpur which was established in 2019 BS under the Department of Plant Resources (DPR) as Brindavan Medicinal Farm at Padampokhari, Hetauda. The main objective of this office as to conduct survey, collection, identification, research, technology development and promotion of medicinal and aromatic herbs found in Makwanpur district and adjoining areas of Nepal. Makwanpur district comprises the high altitudinal variations ranging from 100m to 2500m asl. Due to the high elevation range it harbor more than 1050 flowering plants along with 180 medicinal plants. Most of the farmers of Terai regions growing Kurilo and Sarpagandha, farmers of hilly regions growing Pasanved, Chirayito, Thulo Okhati, Timur, Tejpat like medicinal plants for their economic growth. Since 2019 BS, Brindavan Botanical Garden, Hetauda; Mountain Botanical Garden, Daman and Tistung Botanical Garden, Tistung also running here under DPRO, Makwanpur. Basically these three Botanical Gardens playing important role in in-situ and ex-situ conservation of rare endangered species of plants. It conserved more than 600 species of plans as living genetic resources found in Makwanpur and adjoining area. It also plays vital role in field study for botanical, medical and forestry students.  

                                                         

Map of Brindavan, Mountain BG Daman and Tistung BG in Makwanpur district