The horticulture section of IGRMS is deeply associated with all aspects of Plant Science, their conservation and exhibition of plants on ethno -botanical theme as also their documentation with the following objectives:
1. To obtain useful information about plant medicine as per need of Sangrahalaya from the people living close to nature.
2. To record oral tradition in relation to the plant.
3. To help the tribal healers to preserve their ethnic knowledge system.
4. To make a directory of tribal / folk medicine man. To create awareness among people to save the natural resources.
Work carried out by Horticulture Section:
The IGRMS is spread in an area of approx. 196.85 acres of campus mostly on the rocks sections. The Horticulture Unit of the Sangrahalaya has been spontaneously engaged in developing the type of land available in the IGRMS and has obtained results as below:
1. The floras of the campus were identified with the help of taxonomists and a total of 183 plant species were identified.
2. The section has developed 40 acres of rocky barren land by spreading 22,500-truck load of soil and converted it into a comparatively fertile land.
3. The section is engaged in the landscaping of the museum campus.
4. A medicinal garden of 156 medicinal plant species exhibits has been developed in the campus.
5. A botanical trail is developed along the slope of hills.
6. This section has also organized couple of workshop/demonstration with the participation of tribal healer/ traditional medicinal man in different places of country.
7. Outdoor exhibits of 7 no. 'Sacred Groves' from various parts of the country have been replicated in the campus.
8. A travelling exhibition on sacred groves of India has been developed to create awareness among the people for the Preservation & revi talisa tion of Natural resources.
9. A 3D Map Of India in 50'x50' size of actual rock types has been developed through Geological Survey of India.
10. The section has developed its own production of Bio manure through Wormi compost and the NADEP to avoid chemical pollution.