Botanic Garden of Indian Republic (BGIR) was established by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt. of India on a land offered by the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar, U.P. measuring 164.85 acres, which would serve as a nodal centre for conservation research and environmental education/awareness. in Sector– 38A on 19.03.1997, which became functional since April, 2002. It also aspires to develop into one of the most uniquely landscaped botanic garden of modern times and as a centre of excellence for conservation, research and training. The garden maintains a herbarium under the name ‘BGIR’ and at present it houses more than 1,500 specimens of angiosperms collected from NCR and BGIR. It is situated in between 26°28′ to 29°30′ N latitudes and 91°30′ to 97°30′East longitude along the bank of river Yamuna with predominantly sandy soil. Presently the garden has ca. 350 species (introduced), which include herbs, shrubs, trees including medicinal plants collected from differentparts of India. There are over 5000 numbers of trees in woodland and other arboreta. 26 threatened and endemic species are presently introduced in the garden for conservation. Interestingly of these Hildegardia populifolia(Roxb.)Schott.&Endl.critically endangered species of which only 18 trees are left in the wild is well preserved in BGIR with more than 15 individuals.
BGIR aspires to be developed into one of the most uniquely landscaped botanic gardens of international repute with the following objectives:
Ex-situ conservation and propagation of endemic/threatened plants of the country.
To serve as a centre of excellence for conservation research and training.
To build public awareness through education on plant diversity and conservation needs.