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The Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna was created in 1754, when Maria Theresa decided to create a garden of medicinal plants for the needs of the Faculty of Medicine, so that students of botany and medicine could receive information about plants and their characteristics directly first-hand. The garden landscape was designed by Robert Laugier. After that, the garden of medicinal plants began to develop and grow rapidly.
In the 19th century, the Botanical Garden was expanded almost to its current size - 8 hectares. Greenhouses for exotic plants brought from all over the world were created on the territory of the garden. During the Second World War, the Botanical Garden was seriously damaged. Most of the greenhouses were destroyed and needed full or partial restoration.
Today the Botanical Garden has a huge collection of plants, about 9 thousand species. Among the most unusual plants are Caucasian persimmon, Antarctic beeches, narrow-leaved oak and pink chestnuts. The garden works both as a scientific laboratory, takes an active part in seminars, and is open to visitors.
The garden constantly hosts exhibitions and seminars for various audiences (professionals or ordinary visitors). Everyone has the opportunity to purchase living exhibits in pots as a souvenir and then watch their development.
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Topic: Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna in Austria, Vienna spa.