Skip to main content

There was an unexpected issue forwarding you to "Twitter" for authentication. Please try again later.
×

Buenos Aires -- Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Pond

Situated in Palermo, in the heart of Buenos Aires' urban sprawl, is a lovely oasis of green, the Jardin Botanico.  The garden covers more than 7 hectares (17 acres) and brings together a large diversity of plant species (over 5500) in a setting that includes massive shade trees, many broad walking paths, fountains, statues, and places to sit and relax. Designed more than 100 years ago by French-borne architect and landscape designer Carlos Thays, in whose honor the garden is named, Jardin Botanico is a little run down (like much of the city is). Despite the need for repairs and more upkeep, the garden is a pleasant refuge on a hot day when you want to get away from the crowds and congested streets of the city.  It was declared a national monument in 1996.

 

The garden features groups of plants generally organized by geographical origin, with species from around the world, as well as highlighting the native flora of Argentina.  The park has a has a large home/small mansion built in 1881 (in which Carlos Thays lived in the early years of the park), a herbarium, a library, five greenhouses and 31 statues.  It has a small lake, several fountains and pools where you can find aquatic and marsh plants. 

 

The Botanical Garden has become home to a large population of cats, most abandoned by their owners.   A network of volunteers look after these cats, feeding them and looking after their health needs. 

 

So enjoy a stroll this stroll with me through the Jardin Botanica.  Further information about the photos can be found by clicking on the thumbnails below.

 

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Bust of the designer of the park

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Greenhouse

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Greenhouse

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Greenhouse

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico

Buenos Aire,s Jardin Botanico. Cactus garden

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Mate

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Mate

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Bird drinking at a fountain

 

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Pond

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Mercury

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Statue

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Statue

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Statue

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Statue

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Feral cat, one of dozens in the park

Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Feral cat

Attachments

Images (29)
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico: One of dozens of statues in the park.  Not sure if this one is offering water or mate.
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Bust of the designer of the park
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Greenhouse: A  fascinating old greenhouse which, like most of the city, is in a state of "elegant decay"
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Greenhouse
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Greenhouse
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico
  • Buenos Aire,s Jardin Botanico.  Cactus garden
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Mate
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico. Mate
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Bird drinking at a fountain
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Pond
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Pond
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Mercury
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Statue
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Statue
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Statue
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Statue
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Statue
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Statue
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Feral cat, one of dozens in the park
  • Buenos Aires, Jardin Botanico.  Feral cat

Twitter: @DrFumblefinger

"We do not take a trip, a trip takes us".  John Steinbeck, from Travels with Charlie

Add Comment

Comments (2)

Newest · Oldest · Popular
Post
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×