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Take a tour in Berlin Botanical Garden

Category: Parks and gardens | Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:35 pm

I made a trip to Berlin this summer.
Some of the pictures from Berlin botanical garden...

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Copenhagen botanical garden

Category: Parks and gardens | Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:11 pm

This trip was a short train-trip over to one of our Nordic neighbors; Denmark. Copenhagen have some really nice parks and gardens to visit, but let us start with Copenhagen botanical garden.

This is a very big garden with a lot of different plants in many different growing habitat.

There are no entrance fee for the park, but no walking on the lawn!

The main gate with the information boot...

Once you are inside you follow the mainstream and then you will end up here:

Next path will lead you to a man-made hill filled with plants :)

On that hill you will find a lot of plants that like to live in a stone garden.

Over the hill and you will se their magnificence glasshouse!!

Yes, I know. I am still impressed of it. The water lily pond i front of it is a beauty!

Lets go a little closer...

Oh well, there where some repair on the glasshouse, but it's nice that they use white scaffold.

Maybe we shall take a look on the other side?

Now then, lets go inside....ops, it's not open :(

The only downer in this park is the opening hour of the glass house!

"The Palm House
Open 10.00-15.00 (every day). Closed on Mondays during the winter season (01.10 - 30.04)
Open on Monday in week 42 (public school holiday).

Cacti and succulents:
13.00-14.00 (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays)
Orchids, begonias and bromelias:
14.00-15.00 (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays)
Alpine plants:
11.00-14.00 (Wednesday).
In the winter season closed to the public.
The new greenhouse with endangered species:
13.00-15.00 (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays)"

Well, you have to make a schedule!

However, lets go inside!

There where not so much in flower inside...

Piiiiuh, it was really hot inside!! A stroll over to another corner of the park.

And before they let you in again in another part of the glass house, we stroll around the pond.

And finally they open the house that I really want to enter!

Well, that's a stroll in Copenhagen botanical garden :)

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Sóller botanical garden

Category: Parks and gardens | Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:39 am

Next park to visit in Majorca was Sóller botanical garden (or Jardí Botànic de Sóller).

It was not as sunny as when I visit Botanicactus, and some rain came down part of the time. But it felt more tropical with all the clouds up in the mountains.

This is the Main Entrance and I arrived 2 minutes before it opened...

The main path trough the garden, with some flowering blue Wisteria sinensis on the left.

Two very cute small flowers was hiding in the shadow; Bee orchids.

Ophrys speculum

Some species resemblance to the furry bodies of bees and other insects.

Ophrys fusca

The also have a part with a lot of cacti, the favorite part of the park for me :)

A lot of buds in this Ferocactus glaucescens!!

After a wile I had to take a stroll in the rest of the park :D

Euphorbia atropurpurea

This species was flowering all over the island.
Nauplius sericeus

Another succulent. This is a dry and hot island in the summer.

Euphorbia rigida

At the end of the garden there where a pond with water. Well, you have to walk the stairs to see it :)

Another pond in a corner of the park.

It's not a big garden, not as big as Botanicactus, but it's nice to have visit it...

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Botanicactus part 2

Category: Parks and gardens | Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:41 am

I decided to make a part 2 for this park and show some more pictures.

This is the main gate to the park, after the ticket boot.

A nice flowering Aloe ferox.

Aloe plicatilis.

A overview of one part.

A view of the lake from another side.

The stairs up to the Cycads hill.

A big clump of Ferocactus robusta.

Another clump, this time Euphorbia resinifera.

A nice Opuntia galapageia with a trunk full of spines.

Another overview of the park.

A walking path.

It's a nice park if you like succulents, especially cacti :)

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Category: Parks and gardens | Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:37 am

A week in April I made a trip to Majorca. It was springtime there already, well, almost early summer i guess.

The first park to visit was Botanicactus. This is a private park filled with a great number of succulents.

It was a wonderful and sunny day to walk around and look at flowering Aloe and a few flowering cacti.

At one end of the park is a big man made lake with some messembs around.

I saw a lilic glow from the other side of that lake and took a walk over there; it was a big field of Carpobrotus acinaciformis.

I spend many hours in that park and it was just my empty stomach that made me leave finally :)

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