Orto botanico di Padova
June - Sept : 9 - 19 (Monday closed)
Okt : 9 - 18 (Monday closed)
Nov - March : 9 - 17 (Monday closed)
Padova, Veneto Italy
The oldest university botanical garden in the world!
The oldest surviving botanical garden in the world, the world’s first botanical garden, created in Padua in 1545. It still preserves its original layout – a circular central plot, symbolising the world, surrounded by a ring of water. It continues to serve its original purpose as a centre for scientific research. The garden, affiliated with the University of Padua, currently covers roughly 22,000 square meters, and is known for its special collections and historical design.
The botanical garden as a site for the conservation of biodiversity. Considering that only 10% of the plant species on earth is known, the role of point of research is extremely valuable. The new botanical garden hosts about 7.000 plant species