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written by Dave Mitchell

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In the University of Padova there is a beautiful natural museum. Planted on a territory owned by the Benedictine Monks of Santa Giustina in year 1545, Padova’s Botanical Garden is the oldest university botanical garden in the world.

A lot and lot of plants are present in this beautiful Paduan natural paradise, each of them recognizable by the visitors thanks to an appropriate identification card. Grown outdoors or under glass, you can find medicinal plants, insectivorous, each with its own special beauty. Added in 1997 in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Garden, as it is commonly known by the citizens of Padova is considered a real incubator, a scientific lab contributing to the advancement of many disciplines based on the knowledge of the plants such as medicine, chemistry, ecology, pharmacy.

A lot of foreign plants have been introduced in years for the first time in Italy through the Botanical Garden of Padova, including in example magnolia and sunflower.

This Botanical Garden is the original of all botanical gardens throughout the world, and represents the birth of science, of scientific exchanges, and understanding of the relationship between nature and culture.

  • The botanical gardens and fountains
    The botanical gardens and fountains
  • Il giardino botanico di Padova
    Il giardino botanico di Padova


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