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Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) of Padua

Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) of Padua in Italy: The Botanical Garden of Padua is the oldest academic botanical garden in the world. It was founded in 1545 by the Republic of Venice. The Botanical Garden is associated with the University of Padua. The Botanical Garden of Padua was devoted to the growth of medicinal plants, the so-called 'simple plants'. The Botanical Garden of Padua has made an important contribution to the development of medicine and pharmacy. Today, the collection of the botanical garden includes for example alpine plants, aquatic plants, medicinal plants, mediterranean plants, poisonous plants and orchids. The oldest plant in the Botanical Garden of Padua is the so-called Goethe-palm, planted in 1585, the tree is inside a greenhouse. There is also a Ginkgo biloba, planted around 1750, and a Magnolia grandiflora, planted around 1786. The Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) of Padua gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997. World Heritage Art: The Ginkgo Biloba Tree

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Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) of Padua - The oldest plant in the Botanical Garden of Padua is the so-called Goethe-palm, planted in 1585, the tree is inside a greenhouse. There...

The oldest plant in the Botanical Garden of Padua is the so-called Goethe-palm, planted in 1585, the tree is inside a greenhouse. There is also a Ginkgo biloba, planted around 1750, and a Magnolia grandiflora, planted around 1786. The Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) of Padua gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  1. Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) of Padua - The oldest plant in the Botanical Garden of Padua is the so-called Goethe-palm, planted in 1585, the tree is inside a greenhouse. There...

    The oldest plant in the Botanical Garden of Padua is the so-called Goethe-palm, planted in 1585, the tree is inside a greenhouse. There is also a Ginkgo biloba, planted around 1750, and a Magnolia grandiflora, planted around 1786. The Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) of Padua gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  2. Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) of Padua - Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua: The East Gate. The Botanical Garden of Padua was founded in 1545, at that time, Padua was under the...

    Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua: The East Gate. The Botanical Garden of Padua was founded in 1545, at that time, Padua was under the rule of the Republic of Venice. The garden was planted with plant species from all over the world, mainly from those countries connected economically or politically with the Republic of Venice.

  3. Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) of Padua - Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua: The Fountain of the Four Seasons. The Botanical Garden of Padua is known for its special plant...

    Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua: The Fountain of the Four Seasons. The Botanical Garden of Padua is known for its special plant collections and historical design. The Botanical Garden of Padua still preserves his original layout. The plan of the garden is circular, symbolizing the world, and is surrounded by water, representing the ocean. Some ornamental garden elements were added later.

  4. Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) of Padua - Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua: Plants whose names are written in Braille. The Botanical Garden of Padua was devoted to medicinal plants,...

    Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua: Plants whose names are written in Braille. The Botanical Garden of Padua was devoted to medicinal plants, the ''simple plants''. Nowadays the collection of the botanical garden includes for example alpine plants, aquatic plants, medicinal plants, mediterranean plants, poisonous plants and orchids.

  5. Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) of Padua - Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua: The Goethe Palm is the oldest plant in the garden, planted in 1585, the palm is known as the...

    Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua: The Goethe Palm is the oldest plant in the garden, planted in 1585, the palm is known as the Goethe Palm because the poet and writer referred to it in his essay: The Metamorphosis of Plants. In the Botanical Garden of Padua you can also find a ginkgo and a magnolia from the mid-18th century, both trees are among the oldest specimens in Europe.

  6. Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) of Padua - The Botanical Garden of Padua was the first botanical garden in the world, founded in 1545. The garden was enriched with...

    The Botanical Garden of Padua was the first botanical garden in the world, founded in 1545. The garden was enriched with plants from all over the world, a herbarium, a library and greenhouses were built. The garden played an important role in the study of exotic plants. The Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.