Argentina Buenos Aires Botanical Garden – The Buenos Aires Botanical Garden (official name in Spanish: Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires) is a botanical garden located in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires in Argentina. The garden is triangular in shape, and is bounded by Santa Fe Avenue, Las Heras Avenue and República Árabe Siria Street.
The garden is features three different landscape styles mixed, symmetric, and picturesque within three distinct gardens: the Roman, French and Oriental gardens. They each feature styles that are appropriate to that type of garden as well as plants and trees from that area. There are several monuments and other structures that are worth a gander while strolling the grounds. There is a Municipal Gardening School linked to the University of Buenos Aires’ Faculty of Agronomy. There is also a well-stocked Botanic Library and a Botanical Museum.
About Argentina Buenos Aires Botanical Garden
The garden, which was declared a national monument in 1996, has a total area of 6.9772 ha (0.026939 sq mi; 17.241 acres), and holds approximately 5,500 species of plants, trees and shrubs, as well as a number of sculptures, monuments and five greenhouses.
Designed by French architect and landscape designer Carlos Thays, the garden was inaugurated on September 7, 1898. Thays and his family lived in an English style mansion, located within the gardens, between 1892 and 1898, when he served as director of parks and walks in the city. The mansion, built in 1881, is currently the main building of the complex.