The biodiversity garden in the Padua Botanical GardenUnknown places & works
The biodiversity garden in the Padua Botanical Garden
Founded in 1545, the Botanical Garden of Padua is the oldest botanical garden in the world to be still in its original location; it covers an area of about 2.2 hectares and since 1997 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In October 2014 a new wing of the botanical garden was inaugurated, called the 'Garden of Biodiversity': it is one of the most advanced greenhouses in the world in this field! Within this new, futuristic, structure more than 1,300 species of plants are collected from every climatic area of the Earth. The plants are arranged according to a phytogeographic system which provides the visitor with a clear representation of the richness or poverty of biodiversity in every climate... In essence you can travel the world through vegetation, from tropical areas to sub-humid areas, from temperate zones to dry ones!
Each environment has been recreated to guarantee the best conditions for the plants, taking note of the humidity and the temperature of their place of origin, then simulating the most varied climatic conditions!
The Botanical Garden can be included in our private tour of Padua... Visiting it in the company of our brilliant guides will make you appreciate this interesting and evocative place even more!
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