Botanische Garten der Universitat Bonn, Bonn

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The Botanische Gärten der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, also known as the Botanischer Garten Bonn, is a botanical garden and arboretum maintained by the University of Bonn. It is located at Meckenheimer Allee 171, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and open except Saturdays in the warmer months; admission is free on weekdays.The gardens were originally castle grounds for the Archbishop of Cologne, dating to about 1340, which circa 1650 were fashioned into a renaissance garden. In 1720 the site was reworked as a baroque garden, setting the basic structure of today's garden, with the rococo Poppelsdorf Palace completed in 1746 by Archbishop Clemens August. When the University of Bonn was founded in 1818, its first garden director, Dr. Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck, began to focus the garden on scientific botany. By 1900 the garden was second only to Berlin's within Germany, but it was utterly destroyed in World War II. Reconstruction began after the war and was completed in 1979-1984 with the construction of two conservatories.Today the garden cultivates about 8,000 plant species, ranging from endangered local species from the Rhineland such as Lady's Slipper Orchids to protected species such as Sophora toromiro from Easter Island. Its outdoor gardens, containing about 3,000 species, are organized as follows:
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  • Here you can great walk, discover beautiful plants or just sit by the Lake and read a nice book and relax.
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  • The Botanical Garden is a small paradise in the middle of Bonn, where you both can relax in the Sun and walking as well as visit the greenhouse or admire the diverse plants and flowers there. After each tour in Bonn a visit to the tension value. There are also guided tours or themed evenings. Opening hours must be observed.
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  • It makes great pleasure through the varied and decorated with many information signs garden to stroll. New Café in an outbuilding of the Castle has a great terrace.
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  • Beautiful location in Bonn and the best it's free of charge, no entrance fee, worth seeing it:-)
  • If you're in the area you have to visit the Botanischer Garten. There's a big outdoor area with hundreds, possibly thousands of trees, shrubs and flowers. Check out the topical room and the impressive cactus room. There's a highlight most springtimes with the 24-blooming of the Titanus flower - the largest in the world. It stinks, literally. It's famous for it! Watch out for the torchlight concert in August.Spet, a great evening for the kids.
  • Beautiful botanical garden in the heart of Bonn. A must see.
  • The flowers bloom brilliantly in various colors. The setting is filled with plants from all over the world. The indoor tropical areas are fantastic to see the plants from the deepest parts of the jungle.
  • I think everybody should visit this! Entry is free, the garden offers a wide variety of plants and trees from all over the world.

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