Maymyo botanical garden is located in Pyin Oo Lwin (also called Maymyo) town of Mandalay division. The garden
covers an area of 344.81 acres. It was established in 1915.
Yangon via Manadalay to Pyin Oo Lwin, 472 miles (755 km) by car.
Yangon to Mandalay, 400 miles (640 km) by air and Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin, 42 miles (67 km) by car.
To serve as a recreation center for the public.
To carry out educational activities related to conservation of trees and forests so that people will become interested and appreciate the values of trees and flowers.
To assist botanists and researchers with their studies.
To collect and reproduce rare and endangered plant species for their perpetual existence, conduct research activities and assist the development of ecotourism industry.
Forest / vegetation types Forest trees (big species) : about 344 species. Total number of trees : about 5000.
Indigenous orchids : 42 species.
Rose : 25 species.
Crinum amoenum (land lily): 6 species.
Natural Forest Area : 42 acres.
Inland indigenous birds (resident forest birds), reptiles, small mammal species and insects are present.
Conservation, development and research programmes
Conservation of trees already planted.
Additional planting of tree species which are ecologically adaptable.
Maintenance and improvement of completed land-scaping activities with advanced technology.
Implementation of educational programmes in environment and nature conservation.
Opportunities for study and recreation
Study and research activities relating to Botany.
Rest and recreation.