Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Jardin Botanico Chagual

  The Jardin Botanico Chagual, is located in the Metropolitan Park of Santiago, Chile.  It covers nearly 70 acres.

  Opened in 2002, its focus is to preserve plants that are native to Chile. There are also many plants that are native to the Mediterranean region. Many of them are rare and endangered.
 As you walk through the gardens, you will see evergreen trees, shrubs, mountain cypress, and a lot of cacti. 

The garden is open from dawn to dusk.  Admission is free.

15 comments:

  1. I love botanical gardens. Great A to Z theme idea. :-)

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    1. I'm glad you like the theme! Thanks for visiting.

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  2. i am enjoying your beautiful gardens so very much!

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    1. So glad to hear that. I think you'll really like tomorrow's garden!

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  3. This one has the feel of the area down around San Diego CA.

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    1. This one is very different from a lot of the other gardens I've posted. I thought I'd throw in a little variety here.

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  4. I went to a cactus garden in Mexico once and loved it. I like cactus! They are so unusual.

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    1. I like them, too. Except when they prick me!

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  5. Looks like a wonderful place. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Good luck visiting everybody in the challenge!

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    1. It's very much like Arizona and parts of California.

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  7. Fascinating. Cactus are cool.

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    1. I've always had a fascination with cacti. When I was a young girl, my first plant was a cactus. That thing lived forever. I finally gave it to my friend because it was just too big!

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  8. Good day to you, SherryE!

    Beautiful photos! Always a joy to see aspects of what nature provides!

    I sometimes go to the Conservatory; the cactus area is my favorite. It is amazing how big some of them are.

    I could sit in the Conservatory all day!

    Have a great day!!


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