Founded in 2001, Tooro Botanical Gardens is a center of excellence for conservation and display of living plant collections of the Albertine Rift region. The plant collections are made available for education, scientific research and recreational purposes.
Since then, TBG has made good strides towards preservation of endangered botanical resources in the Albertine region, environmental education and research and production of herbal medicine.
To establish the botanical gardens, TBG leased land from National Forestry Authority. The botanical gardens faces some challenges like limited resources and ineffective enforcement of policies and laws that protect the environment but the organisation keeps developing solutions for these problems.