Thursday, April 18, 2013

GERMANY ~Wuppertal Botanical Gardens~

As a keen gardener myself is it always nice to get a postcard showing a great garden!!
Thanks a lot Antje (DE-2105632)

With nice "150 years Red Cross" stamp
 (Issued 04-04-2013)
The  botanical school garden was first created in 1890 on a 4600 m² plot that is now the Rose Garden.
In 1910 it relocated to today's site, the Villa Eller'schen, a former country house, which contained a villa (built 1820), orangery, residential and farm buildings, and the Elise Tower (built 1838) which provides the garden's focal point. After Wuppertal was established in 1929, it became a municipal botanical garden.
 In 2006 three new greenhouses were constructed, a large demonstration greenhouse (400 m²) and two smaller ones (each about 100 m²).
Today the garden cultivates about 400 protected species of the genus Babiana, Cyclamen, Gladiolus, Iris, Moraea, Paeonia, Scilla, etc. The large greenhouse contains tropical crops, exhibition and event space, and room for overwintering plants. The smaller greenhouses exhibit bulbs, tuber plants, and cacti.

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