Gullele Botanical Garden

The first of its kind in Ethiopia located in Gullelle and Kolfe Keranyo sub cities with an area of 705 hectares of land primarily established for Research Coordination, educational, eco-friendly recreational and flora resource center. Situated at the height of 3000 meters, the Botanic Garden serve as sightseeing for both local and foreign tourists, the Botanic Garden, has garden’s botanic nursery that producing indigenous and exotic plant species. Some 45,000 species were collected on top of the 25,000 seedlings nurtured in 2010 by the garden’s center. Additional 35,000 seedlings are being produced. Inside the property it has athletic track lanes, gardens, watching towers and rest rooms as well artificial garden equipped with varieties of plant species that show the five traditional agro-ecological zones of Ethiopia.

The agro-ecological zones serve as teaching aid for students and tourist attraction showing the agro-ecological and social setup of the country. Each zone has its own traditional houses. Gullele Botanical Garden is built jointly by Addis Ababa City Administration and Addis Ababa University, the garden have its own library, laboratories, cafeteria, gift and souvenir shops, museum and halls.