The genus Allium (Liliaceae) contains hundreds of species, including onion, garlic, scallion, shallot, leek, and chives, many of them have the smell of garlic and are economically important as crops, medicinal or ornamental plants. The majority of over 500 Allium species are native to the Northern Hemisphere, while a few species are distribute in tropical and subtropical regions. The Global Allium Garden will be composed of a Kunming Center and a Tashkent Center. The Kunming Botanical Garden, KIB, covers an area of 3,700 square meters (5.5 acres) and is designed in line with circumstances to create a natural type landscape.

CAS news release, November 23, 2017