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Berlin Botanical Garden
Botanical Gardens of Berlin
#About Berlin’s Green Gardens

The Botanical Gardens of Berlin is large in size, green and full of colors. It reaches up to 430 hectares, and contains about 22,000 different plants. It is considered one of the largest and most well-known gardens in the world. The big grassy lawns, the colorful flower beds, the waterfalls and the plants that surround them - all this makes anyone understand exactly why these gardens are considered one of the world's leading ones.

Here you will find a variety of about 22,000 different plants - from small grasses to giant bamboos. The garden is divided according to areas and walking along its paths one can be move between the Far East, to Europe, and to the Middle East.

In the open areas of the garden tourists will see a huge rose garden filled with a variety of species: from large lily burgundy roses to small roses in a variety of colors. Trees are also abundant here, including conifers.

#What There to See at the Botanical Gardens

In the botanical gardens you will see several greenhouses with tropical vegetation, where there are orchids and fern rock, climbing plants, banana trees, trees with heavy fruits, and a variety of interesting and tropical plants. In one of the greenhouses, one of the largest in the world, you will see a large glass house.

Near the tropical forest greenhouse, you can see and visit the driest pavilion (unlike the humid greenhouse) - the cactus house. Here you can observe different species of cacti growing in different deserts around the world like America and Australia. The shapes, colors and lengths are interesting and worth seeing.

Next to the botanical garden, is a huge garden has been planted for touching and sniffing, made for people with visual impairments. Something else located in the gardens is a botanical museum, specializing in the morphological structures of plants and seeds.

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Hortus Botanicus
Hortus Botanicus
#About the Garden

Amsterdam's botanical gardens are one of the oldest in the world. It was established in 1638 by the city council, with the purpose of growing medicine plants for pharmacists. The garden is one of the leading tourist attractions in the city, because it is a nice tropical corner in the city, with waterlilies, massive leaves, and a lot of greenery.

Starting in the 17th century the collection was enhanced by plants, brought by merchants from the Dutch East Indies Company. There are over 6,000 trees and plants, some of the varieties are even in danger of extinction.

In 1987 The University of Amsterdam stopped funding the gardens, and the gardens went through financial trouble. It was finally rescued thanks to private donations, but to maintain the garden to its highest standards, the city of Amsterdam assisted as well. There are two venues to hold events in, and can be rented out.

In the garden you will see the "Palm House." It was built in 1912, and contains a collection of cycads (a series of seedless vascular plants). You can also see the new greenhouse, built in 1993. This greenhouse has three different areas of climates. It contains a few benches spread out around the building, where you can take a short break.

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Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
#The Green Gardens of Brooklyn

You were looking for a green space in urban Manhattan? Try going to Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. The gardens were established in 1910, and were renovated in 2005. It spreads out across a mass piece of land of 210,000 square meters, and you will find gardens of different kinds.

The rose garden here holds 1,200 species of roses and 5,000 rose bushes. It was planned by Montague Free, who was the botanist of the Botanic Gardens.

The Cherry Tree gardens have more than 200 cherry trees, and 42 different species. The trees were planted after World War I, and just like in Japan, each year the "Sakura Matsuri" festival takes place during the cherry tree blossoms.

The Japanese Garden was opened in 1915, and was designed by landscape architect Takeo Shiota. Here you can see a small Shinto Temple, for the old Japanese religion, a coy pond, tea house, and small island.

The Shakespeare Garden is the fourth garden here. This is a British style garden that has 80 species and plants, all mentioned in texts from Shakespeare.

The Garden of Scents is the fifth garden and is dedicated entirely to the blind. In the garden you will find Braille signs showing information about the various plants and visitors are instructed to touch and feel the different leaves. Here you will find four types of plants: those that are meant to be touched, plants with fragrant leaves, plants with fragrant flowers and herbs. The garden is accessible and adapted to the handicapped and the plants are at their height. A fountain with clean water will allow you to wash your hands after touching the plants.

Bosco Verticale
Vertical Forest
#The Veritcal Forest Towers in Milan

The Vertical Forest (Bosco Verticale) Towers in Milan are examples of towers that arouse wonder, not because of their height or grandeur, but because they are the first in the world to restore the glory of the hanging gardens of Babylon. These are "living towers," in which tenants grow trees in the air, real trees.

There is a reason why the Vertical Forest Towers in Milan were chosen as the international top skyscrapers of 2014. The towers, designed by the Italian architect Stefano Boeri, were cited as a striking example of the integration and symbiosis between architecture and nature. For the towers that are over 100 meters high, there are over one thousand plant species. Gray water systems have been installed in them, which enable irrigation with shower water and are equipped with solar panels for electricity generation and water heating using solar energy. Thus, they created a microclimate environment that saves energy, contributes to the environment, rehabilitates the environment and enables the existence of a harmonious life of man and vegetation side by side.

Another environmental advantage in these towers is the acoustic coverage and reduction of noise pollution blocked by the trees and vegetation on the balconies of the apartments in this vertical forest. They also help reduce air and dust pollution in apartments, block the direct sunlight entering the apartments during the hot seasons, and reduce wind disturbance to the occupants' lives.

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Nou Jardi Botanic de Barcelona
Botanical Garden of Barcelona
#About the Botanical Garden on Montjuïc Hill

The Botanical Garden of Barcelona (Nou Jardi Botanic de Barcelona) on Montjuïc Hill is a garden where you can see plants and trees planted according to their country of origin. At the entrance you will receive a map that divides the park into areas in the world, and in each area different greenery is planted according to their origin.

The wide walking paths will make for a great touring trail, and the signs will help you find your way between the different paths - longer and shorter ones. The perfect place to relax and take a break from the urban city of Barcelona, and enjoy the quiet and great atmosphere.

Renovations at the Botanical Garden of Barcelona took place in 1999, the reasons for the renovations were damages that occurred to the park in 1988, when ways were being built for the Olympic facilities, towards the Olympics in Barcelona, that cut down on the park's size drastically, with the building of the Olympic Stadium.

The entrance to the botanical gardens are decently priced, and students have a discount as well.

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Ma Wan Park
Ma Wan Park
#About the Fascinating Park for the Family

If you are nature lovers, it is possible that Ma Wan Park Nature Garden is the place for you. The park is located at Ma Wan Island, near Lantau Island and the New Territories.

In this garden, it is possible to tour around nature and get to know the wildlife. This is a park for children and families, that offers a combination of learning and experiencing. Here children can enjoy a variety of entertainments and different fun learning experiences, about the world of nature and the wildlife in it.

In addition to the wildlife and nature, you can enjoy the attractions in the park and the different activities, some have entrance fees. Among them you will see playgrounds, a water park, climbing walls, obstacle courses and more.

Something special in the amusement park: a huge model of Noah's Ark. The incredible viewpoint hill is in the middle of the park, and while exploring the grounds you will also see waterfalls, a butterfly garden, a stream, and designed flowerbeds and gardens. Also, see the flour mill and the solar panel farm.


At certain times, entrance is free - for more details go to the link attached below.

The entrance to the island is by public transportation only.

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Amsterdam Tulip Museum
Amsterdam Tulip Museum
#About the Museum

It is not just a special museum for tulip flowers in Amsterdam. Each year, at the beginning of spring, the countryside of the Netherlands is painted with vibrant colors of tulips. The Tulip Museum in Amsterdam is dedicated to this colorful and charming flower. It presents the history of the Tulips in the Netherlands and explains the economic power it had in the 17th century in the Netherlands.

The museum is not very large and its size reaches 2,200 square meters, but you can find a lot of knowledge, including how the flower bulbs were used as food during the wars, the roots of the Tulip flower in Turkey and even the techniques of breeding and reproduction, a theater and a small shop where you can buy souvenirs for yourself.

#The Colorful Madness

When tulips arrived in Holland at the end of the 16th century, they became especially popular among the upper classes. This period was the golden age of Holland in the early 17th century, during which the trade in these flowers increased significantly.

The first documented flowering of the tulips was in 1594, in the Botanical Garden of Hortus. Due to the Dutch economic downturn in the first half of the 17th century, competition began between the tulip towers - who will have the most beautiful tulip. People were willing to pay extra money for the flowers. Slowly the flowers became expensive and the annual income in the Netherlands rose at the same time. At the height of the tulip craze, in 1637, the price of flowers was more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman.

The noise around the flowers began to rise and a great deal of madness began to surround the subject. It was a real economic bubble because people began to sell land, houses and valuables to invest in tulips, until the market collapsed and people lost a fortune.

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