Lisbon: Tropical Botanical Garden
Jardim Botânico Tropical is a botanical garden located in Lisbon, Portugal. It was founded in the late 19th century and covers an area of 7.5 hectares. The garden features a wide variety of tropical and subtropical plants from around the world, including palms, cycads, bamboo, and orchids.
The garden is divided into several sections, including a palm grove, a tropical fruit orchard, and a medicinal plant collection. It also includes a greenhouse that houses a collection of ferns and epiphytes, as well as a lake and several ponds that provide a habitat for aquatic plants and animals.
In addition to its botanical collections, Jardim Botânico Tropical is also home to several historic buildings, including a palace that once served as a residence for the Portuguese royal family. The garden is open to the public and offers guided tours, educational programs, and cultural events throughout the year.
Jardim Botânico Tropical is an important research and conservation center, with a focus on studying and protecting the biodiversity of tropical and subtropical plants. It is also a popular tourist destination and a peaceful retreat for visitors seeking to enjoy the natural beauty of Lisbon.