Sunday, April 22, 2007

Real Jardin Botanico

The Royal Botanical Gardens of Madrid were established in 1781 by King Charles III. The gardens were established as a center of research and study of plant life and of preservation of species. The garden has four different levels: the “Terrace of Plots”; the “Terrace of the Botanical Schools,” where plants are arranged by botanical affinity; the more romantic “The Flower Plan”; and the “Laurel Terrace” which houses special collections. The gardens are especially beautiful in the spring time when all the flowers are in bloom.

Allison Spiker

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