Oman Botanic Garden will include habitat gardens and biomes.

Work on the Oman Botanic Garden, the first-of-its-kind development in the region, is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, a report said.

The 423-hectare project, located 35 km from Muscat between the mountains and wadis of the Al Khoudh area in the Wilayat of Al Seeb, is progressing well, said the Oman Daily Observer report.

More than 700 multidisciplinary engineers and dedicated designers are involved in the ambitious and creative project.

The Oman Botanic Garden is a new world-class development of the Diwan of Royal Court in Oman, celebrating the unique plants, landscapes and cultural traditions of the sultanate. When it opens, it will showcase all the native plant species of Oman in a series of carefully created, naturalistic habitats from the dry deserts to the rich monsoon cloud forests. The garden will also showcase the traditionally cultivated crops.

All materials used in the construction of the Oman Botanic Garden will be environmentally sustainable, said the report.

The garden will be the largest botanic garden in the Arabian Peninsula and one of the largest in the world. It will consist of a nursery, visitor centre, research centre, field studies centre, outdoor habitat gardens and pavilions, northern and southern mountain biomes, demonstration garden, and a variety of amenity areas, play spaces and family zones for fun and relaxation in a garden setting that is unique to Oman.