27 Aug Botanical Garden of Curitiba
The Botanical Garden of Curitiba is named for the city where it is located, which is also the largest city in southern Brazil. The garden is a major tourist attraction, though it is a relatively young botanical garden having only been opened in 1991. The Botanical Garden of Curitiba covers about 787 square feet, and it features a botanic museum that attracts researchers from all corners of the world. Below you can get a closer look at the elements of this distinctive Brazilian garden.
French garden style
The Botanical Garden of Curitiba showcases the French garden style, which relies heavily on symmetrical geometrical design. The French style is often regarded as a more formal style of landscape, creating a distinguished look in the impressive botanical gardens.
Perhaps the most notable feature of Curitiba’s trademark garden is its principal greenhouse. This metallic structure is in the art nouveau style, modeled after the 19th century Crystal Palace in London. It houses a wide array of tropical plants with a carpet of flowers welcoming visitors at the entrance.
Tropical plant species
Along with an abundance of native flora, the garden and greenhouse feature a wide range of specimens of tropical plant species from other regions around the world. The garden is also home to one of the largest herbariums in the nation and a native forest surrounding the greenhouse.
There are many waterfalls, lakes, fountains, and ponds among the natural foliage of the garden. In the pond, which is located in close vicinity to the greenhouse, local wildlife such as carp, herons, and turtles gather.
In discovering the beauty of the world’s most famed botanical gardens, you may find ideas and inspiration for your own garden at home. As you collect ideas for your unique custom landscape, call Santa Rita Landscaping in Tucson at (520) 623-0421.
This article is part of our collection of The Most Spectacular Gardens in the World!