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The Roxburgh Project

Botanical Survey of India (BSI), the apex taxonomic research organization of the country which is under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India was established on 13th February 1890 with a mandate was to explore, collect, identify and document the rich plant resources of the erstwhile British India. Towards fulfilling the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation target on ex-situ conservation, the department has 12 botanical gardens spread in different biogeographical zones of the country.
S&B+Alleya is a consortium of two architectural firms - Simpson & Brown LLP (Edinburgh) and Alleya and Associates (Kolkata), who conceived the project and presented the idea to the BSI in 2018. The Roxburgh Project received administrative approval from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India (MOEFCC), and an MoU was signed between the BSI and S&B+Alleya in 2019, and renewed later in 2023.

S&B+Alleya is represented by Alleya and Associates in India.


Bengal Heritage Foundation is registered as a charity (No 1191373), initiated to preserve and promote the heritage of Bengal, in the UK through cultural, educational, industrial, sporting and tourism avenues. In partnership with London Sharad Utsav and British Council, BHF promotes social cohesion between the Bengali Diaspora in the UK and their British counterparts through events that champion artistic and cultural experiences gaining advantage from shared history and values.

Established in 2015, WMF India serves as a local representative for WMF, assisting with project management and outreach. World Monuments Fund began work in India in 1996 after placing the Taj Mahal on the World Monuments Watch. In 2015, WMF India became the most recent entry to the World Monuments Fund family of affiliates, established under India’s Companies Act, following the country’s policy to include heritage conservation in corporate social responsibility programs.

Commonwealth Heritage Forum is an innovative new membership organisation open to all those interested in sharing in the conservation of the built heritage of the Commonwealth. We welcome membership from individuals, heritage bodies and trusts, professional practitioners and academic institutions.
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