The Ethnobotanical Garden is beside the Botanical Nursery. It aims to:
- cultivate, propagate, and display plants of practical and cultural importance to the Yoruba
- increase awareness of native plants, their uses and conservation
- provide materials and information for training, education and research
- organise guided walks and hire of the garden for enjoyment of Yoruba plant heritage
The Ethnobotanical Garden was developed by the IITA Forest Project, funded by the Leventis Foundation 2010-2014. Further support was received in 2012 from Ibadan International School, which donated proceeds of a sponsored “mathbuster” challenge, and from the Kakofoni Arts Foundation which held a fund-raising “Reforestation Ball” at the Muson Centre, Lagos. The event was organised by Elder Chief (Mrs) Josephine Oboh-Macleod with support from Chief Norman Core MacLeod, media environmentalist Mr Desmond Majekodunmi, interior designer Mrs Zusi Ward, and fashion designer Mrs Osuare Egbuonu. Mr Festus Olumese was also a donor at this event.
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