Pavia Botanical Garden

Pavia, Italy

The Orto Botanico dell'Università di Pavia is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Pavia.

The garden was begun in 1773 as a successor to Pavia's earlier Orto dei Semplici (established 1558). By 1775 the garden was in use, with its first wooden greenhouses constructed in 1776. Nocca Domenico organized and expanded the garden 1797–1826, adding collections to exchange seeds and plants, and building a masonry greenhouse to replace the earlier wooden structures. The garden was extensively damaged in World War II, after which its greenhouses were relocated to the main building's south side.

Today the garden contains about 2000 taxa, with major collections of aquatic plants, conifers, hosta, hydrangea, magnolia, medical plants, peat bog plants, and a rose garden.



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Founded: 1773
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Italy

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Ekin (11 months ago)
Beautiful place to spend time in Pavia. If you are a student at the University of Pavia, you do not even need to pay for the entrance! It is recommended to go there in different times of the year, so you can enjoy different sort of flowers and plants! Friendly gardener. Also, they organize lots of organizations, so if you are interested, please check their website for more!
Joanna Broniec (13 months ago)
One of Pavia's few green places. One feel like it's stepping out of the city. Especially the part with trees is very calming and helps to restore one's strengths.
shiva sotoudeh (13 months ago)
Nice small garden good for for relaxing
Sibongile Bobo Babusi (14 months ago)
The reception by the staff was top notch and the views were perfect
Μαίρη Μπιμπή (2 years ago)
Beautiful garden. Good choice for a walk.
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