Botanical gardens are dedicated to the cultivation and preservation of a wide range of plant species. Many gardens serve as laboratories for scientific research of plant life. Many others showcase rare and unusual plants that are cultivated outside of their native habitats, under controlled climate conditions that regulate the temperature and humidity required for their livelihood.
Botanical gardens are popular sites for visitors that allow them to experience the earth’s biodiversity from different ecosystems, ranging from the dense tropical rainforests, to the aquatic plants of the Amazon and Asia. The gardens also feature noteworthy architectural designs, such as Victorian glasshouses and Japanese pagodas; sculptures; ornamental fountains, offering a sensory explosion to visitors of all ages.
On Geotourist we host the stories of botanical gardens and conservatories from different parts of the world. History, nature, architecture, art and culture all come together for an immersive experience.
Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England
Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey, OBE, British actress and author, tells the story of the Palm House in the Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Japanese Garden in Cowden, Scotland
Nestled in amongst the Ochil Hills of Clackmannanshire, Sha Raku En is an authentic Japanese garden with a history going back over 100 years.
Jardim Botanico da Ajuda, Portugal
The first botanical garden in Portugal was built by King Joseph for his two grandsons’ entertainment. The former royal garden mixes Neo-classical with Baroque styles.
Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, California
This Victorian glasshouse is a national historic landmark located in the city’s famed Golden Gate Park. The story is part of the audio tour created by AIA American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter.
H.P. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens in Baltimore, Maryland
The second-oldest steel framed-and-glass building still in use in the U.S., is in audio tour by Baltimore Architecture Foundation.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, Florida
The park includes Florida state’s largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast of U.S.
Jardim Botanico in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Botanical Gardens in Rio are included in Where Traveler’s tour of the city’s prominent cultural and historical sites.
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