The world's first botanical garden was created in Padua in 1545. It still preserves its original layout a circular ... More
Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua
The world's first botanical garden was created in Padua in 1545. It still preserves its original layout a circular central plot, symbolizing the world, surrounded by a ring of water. Other elements were added later, some architectural (ornamental entrances and balustrades) and some practical (pumping installations and greenhouses). It continues to serve its original purpose as a centre for scientific research.
The creation of the Giardino dei Semplici or Botanical Gardens (Orto Botanico), was ordered by Cosimo I de'Medici in the
mid 16th century and planned by Niccolo Tribolo. It was one of the first of its kind in the ...
The Orto Botanico was created by Giuseppe Bonaparte, the king of Naples and brother of Napoleon, during the brief French
domination at the start of the 19th century. The scientific park has reconstructions of various environmental habitats and greenhouses ...
Bologna's botanical gardens were initiated in 1568 in the Ferrerio college by the naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi. It was initially called
the Orto dei Simplici because you will find simple medicines cultivated here. It was enlarged and improved for the ...