"Boatincal Garden" Botanical Gardens - Jardin Botanico Tip by wadekorzan

  Botanical Garden
by wadekorzan

The Botanical Garden is located in the neighborhood ("barrio" in Spanish) of Palermo. Palermo is the section of town where all of the parks are located. These parks are called the "Palermo woods" (Bosque de Palermo). One of the parks is the Botanical Garden. Though it is not a must see, it is a nice place through which to walk when you come to this neighborhood and you can continue on through the other parts of the parks area--the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the Lake.

Though it is called the Botanical Garden, the plants are not labelled and it is not to be compared with other botanical gardens around the world, like that in Rio de Janeiro, for example. What you will see are many many CATS. People who often do not want their cat or cannot take care of their cat bring it to the garden. There are literally hundreds of cats--sunning themselves, bathing, playing, whatever. Many local people come to the garden with food and tuna and treats for the cats, so they are well taken care of by the people.

To get here to the botanical garden, it is easiest to take the GREEN line of the subway to the subway stop SCALABRINI ORTIZ. The garden is only a five minute walk at the most from the subway stop.

It is safe in the day time, but closed after 6 PM.

Address: Av. Santa Fe 3951
Directions: Palermo district
Website: http://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/espaciopublico/mantenimiento/espaciosverdes/jardinbotanico

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  • Updated Jan 7, 2004
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