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Botanical garden of Cagliari: photo description (Orto Botanico di Cagliari)

Botanical garden of Cagliari is situated in Viale Sant Ignazio da Lakoni and is administered by the local University. The first "precursor" of the current garden was created in the city between 1752 and 1769, years in the quarter su Campo de su Re, a modern garden was inaugurated in 1866, the year of Professor Patrizio Gennari. Over the garden project worked with Giovanni Meloni Baille, which for these purposes has acquired a plot of land in Valle di Alabanda. Under his leadership the past two years work was carried out on the alignment and arrangement of this land, abandoned and destined for the garbage dump.

In 1885, the year was published the first list of plants of the Botanical garden, and by 1901, the year it grew for about 430 plants from India, America, Africa, Madagascar, the Atlantic Islands, China, Japan and other countries (unfortunately, in the same year, 36 of them died due to heavy frost). During the Second World war the territory of the garden, which was located a cavalry battalion, was considerably damaged, but was later restored.

Today in the Botanical garden of Cagliari, you can see about 2 thousand plants, most of which belong to typical Mediterranean flora. There is also a good collection of succulents and tropical plants. The garden is divided into three sections. The first Mediterranean plants collected mainly from Sardinia, as well as plants from Australia, California, Chile and other parts of the globe. The second section presents about a thousand succulents from Africa and the Americas that grow in the greenhouse and outdoors. Finally, in the third section you can admire the tropical plants.

In addition in the garden there are about 60 trees and 550 shrubs. Special attention deserves the collection of palm trees, covering an area of 4 thousand sq. m., - 60 trees belonging to 16 species. Also, tourists are attracted Canary spurge growing on an area of 100 sq. m. of the attractions of the Botanical garden, you can celebrate the ancient Roman cisterns and natural caves.