Sunday, December 1, 2013

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.

14 comments:

  1. Cool park but probably not one I will ever see in person.

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  2. It would be like walking through the jungle, only a lot safer.

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  3. very exotic. Chile goes in spurts as far as safety, but it sounds like a neat country

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  4. It's good to note that the gardens is trying to preserve the indigenous plants and endangered species from the Mediterranean.

    Certainly a bargain admission price.

    Gary :)

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    1. I've encountered many gardens in my wanderings that are created to preserve indigenous species. I always like to see that!

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  5. I love that they preserve the native plants.

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  6. Sounds like a great park. Has a bit of a jungle look to it.

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    1. It does, but there are also areas that look like a desert with cacti.

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  7. My wife and I always try to visit gardens wherever we go in the world.
    This has included The Royal Botanical in Edinburgh, Scotland, the remarkable Cranbourne in Victoria, Australia, Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island, Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. and, closest to home, Kew in England. This is a lovely Blog and it makes me want to travel again. Have you visited all of these places Sherry?
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