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Orto Botanico di Padova, Padua

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Managed by the University of Padua, Orto Botanico di Padova is devoted to the growth of medicinal plants. A shortage of hothouses means that more than 6,000 plant species are cultivated outdoors in carefully organized groupings by plant type. Visit the different sections: Mediterranean, alpine, freshwater, succulents, and orchids. University students often use the gardens as their library for studying the different varieties. Plan your Orto Botanico di Padova visit and explore what else you can see and do in Padua using our Padua tourist route planner.
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  • Visited on a fine spring day, besides the beautiful day I loved how they renovated, divided by the 5 continents, with descriptions and suitable climate. To visit throughout the year although in good weather you can enjoy more
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  • Magical place, especially the old, beautiful plants. Too bad the greenhouses are abandoned we hope are restored
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  • From the Botanical Garden of the University of Padova is 500 retains its current forms: born as a place of study of rare plants and medicines, over time has been the scene of the first introductions of foreign plants in Italy (e.g. potato), has hosted several cultural figures (Goethe plaque and a plant dedicated to him: is a dwarf Palm that paradoxically , is 10 meters high!). Recently (2014) was expanded to include an entirely new area and totally sustainable and self-sufficient: the biodiversity garden. It is an area that includes 5 different micro-climates recreated inside futuristic white steel and glass greenhouses. The garden also has meeting and conference rooms, and regularly hosts events for the University.
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  • Extremely fascinating and dense with history, I loved the visit, not just thanks to my passion for plants! A modern part has been recently added, with a selection of tropical and desert plants. In my opinion this contrast between ancient and contemporary was very successful!
  • A must see for plant-lovers. A clean and beutiful place with a wide variety of interesting plants.
  • Despite being the first academic botanical garden, the Orto Botanico in Padova contains a highly interesting mixture of old and new. The greenhouse and modern exhibition building is so informative and intuitive, I spent over 3 hours just wandering around!
  • Good chice to have a rest and fun, you can also learn something. And the warm house is great. The First University Plant, worth to see!
  • thanks to this garden it is possible to have a complete overview of biodiversity! guided tours are really interesting and the staff is not only friendly but especially well prepared :)