Botanic Garden constitutes a documented living collection of living plants for various purposes such as education, scientific research, conservation and recreation/display.
The idea of establishing Botanic Garden at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) was initiated by the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, then a Chancellor of the University in 1986.
Botanic Garden at the University was therefore created with the intention to serve the following functions:
– On morphology, anatomy, breeding, etc.
SUA Botanic Garden occupies an area of about 48 hectares located at the University farm. From inception a total of 247 shrub/tree species have so far been planted in various blocks of the Garden, covering about 13 hectares. In addition, some avenues and paths have been marked and planted with various plants.