Giardino Botanico Carsiana, Sgonico

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The Giardino Botanico Carsiana is a botanical garden located within the municipality of Sgonico between the villages of Gabrovizza and Sgonico, Province of Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. It is open every morning except Mondays and the afternoons at the weekend and on public holidays between April and mid-October. An admission fee is charged.The garden was privately created in 1964 to preserve species indigenous to the Carso limestone plateau, and in 1972 gained support from the Trieste provincial government that have owned the garden. Its 6,000 m² area currently contains about 600 of the 1600 species native to the local karst environment, including its grasslands and scree. Signs throughout the garden identify individual plants and karst topography features.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A beautiful tour of a place that gathers all the most fascinating Karst features including a foiba. Vegetation and small fauna
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  • August 6, 2017
    On the karst plateau is a small OASIS vegetable rich in many species typical of our Karst. The entrance is very cheap, great guides will satisfy every request and curiosity and inside there is a small artificial lake that helps rebuild the habitat. The garden is a little hard to get to but well worth a visit!
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  • June 25, 2017
    The Carsiana Botanical Garden was created by two pharmacists, 60 years, and was gradually expanded and enriched with government grants, first provincial, then regionals. In the garden, situated in a deep valley, were recreated environments typical of the karst and Trieste coast: the oak forest, wetland, the rock garden, Mediterranean shrubs and, right at the entrance, "orto dei semplici" — cultivation of medicinal plants of various types, including wormwood, fennel, horseradish, lemon etc. visited the garden in these days of extreme heat and drought certainly not the best time to enjoy its beauty. I suggest, then, a visit in spring, when plants are in bloom, or in autumn, when the shrubs become a palette of colors from yellow to red to Orange, a real looker. Ideal for school trips and educational visits. .
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  • Recreate a natural environment that it was losing
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  • Excellent example of biodiversity!
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  • Staff very helpful and friendly. Cute place though not very big
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  • A place surrounded by nature (even outside the property) with lots of flowers and shrubs
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  • Good explanation on the karst flora
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