Tropical Botanical Garden

Visit the Jardim Botânico Tropical, also known as the Colonial Garden, created in 1906 and totally designed for the purposes of education and scientific knowledge.

It’s had many names, but the plants that live in Jardim Botânico Tropical, in Lisbon’s most select area, have more difficult ones to pronounce. The over 500 perennial species, of tropical or subtropical origin, are examples of species which have even died out in their natural habitats, such as Ginkgo Biloba. The Jardim Botânico Tropical, also known as the Colonial Garden, was created as the Tropical Agriculture Museum Garden, as both its scientific and educational purpose came under the colonial agriculture department. Part of the Instituto Superior de Agronomia for decades, nowadays its job is to showcase the work of the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical and venue for appropriate themed exhibitions. Take a rest from your roaming amid the imperial monuments at the Jardim Tropical and feel like you’ve travelled to distant lands.

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