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Botanical garden of nice: photo description (Jardin botanique de Nice)

Botanical garden of nice is small (it occupies three hectares) and is quite young - the first plants were planted in 1983, the seeds gave the local natural history Museum. To the public the garden was opened in 1991. Now his collection includes more than 3,500 species of plants. The location of the garden is very attractive: it is on a hill, overlooking the magnificent panorama of the mouth of the var river, bordering the nice in the West, and the massif of Esterel near Cannes.

Basically, the garden is the plants living in Mediterranean climates, not only on the shores of the Mediterranean but also in California, Chile, South Africa, Australia. Here is proud of its collection of agaves - succulents lovers will be happy to inspect many types of these plants. An important part of the garden is a section dedicated to the sage: a medicinal shrub widely represented here, its blossoms vary from the usual blue and white to orange and purple (the African species). Another collection, which is in the Botanic garden highlight, - cypress. Here there are cypress trees from Australia and New Caledonia.

The garden, descending the hill terraces, is divided into eight zones with different groups of plants: aromatic, medicinal, and even poisonous. Visitors passing through those zones, admire the trees and flowers in their natural habitat. Something where you can see a broken or dead branch, but it should not be surprising - the staff of the garden studying plants in their everyday life.

Entrance to the garden is free. It also distributed free of charge visual materials showing how to look 35 protected plants found in nice and its surroundings (for example, the Tulip of Clusius, carob or sea onion). This useful initiative helps the tourists in time to identify protected plant and not to disrupt the precious flower, in defiance of the law.