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Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna (Botanischer Garten) description and photos - Austria: Vienna. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Botanischer Garten.
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The history of the Vienna Botanical Gardens began in 1754, when Empress Maria Theresa founded the Baroque Apothecary Garden for the needs of the Faculty of Medicine, so that students of medicine and botany could learn about plants and their characteristics first-hand. The object's designer, Robert Laugier, shaped the landscape geometrically by first placing plants borrowed from nearby, already developed gardens, such as the Belvedere Palace. After that, the medical garden began to rapidly develop and expand.
From the very beginning of the 19th century, the Botanical Garden was expanded almost to its current size - eight hectares, greenhouses for exotic plants from all over the world were built on the territory. The Second World War seriously damaged both Vienna itself and the Botanical Garden. As a result, about 200 trees had to be cut down, most of the greenhouses needed full restoration or partial restoration.
Currently, the Botanical Garden has an impressive collection of plants. Today, approximately 9,000 plant species can be seen here. The garden works both for visitors and as a scientific laboratory, takes part in seminars. In addition, the scientific significance of this garden lies in the fact that it offers visitors the opportunity to explore nature in the Green School. The Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna provides new knowledge for doctors and botanists, or those who are simply fond of studying little-known facts about the world of plants.
Various exhibitions and seminars are constantly held on the territory of the Botanical Garden, both for professionals and for regular visitors.
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