Basel: Botanical Garden of the University of Basel
The Botanical Garden of the University of Basel, also known as the Botanischer Garten der Universität Basel in German, is a historic garden located in Basel, Switzerland. The garden was founded in 1589 and is the oldest university botanical garden in Switzerland.
The garden features a wide range of plants from different regions and climates around the world. It contains more than 7000 species and cultivars, with a focus on the flora of Switzerland, the Alps, and the Mediterranean. The garden is divided into several sections, including a rock garden, a water garden, a rose garden, and a medicinal plant garden.
The Botanical Garden of the University of Basel is also home to several greenhouses, which provide suitable environments for tropical and subtropical plants, orchids, and carnivorous plants. The garden is used for research and teaching purposes by the University of Basel, and it also serves as a popular destination for visitors to the city who are interested in botany and horticulture.