Botanischer Garten Chemnitz
The garden was founded in 1898 on a 1-hectare site, and extended in 1933 with an additional 1.75 hectares of orchards. It was badly damaged during World War II, and reconstructed during the 1950s. Today's garden was organized in 1996, with new greenhouses built in 1998 and 2002.
The garden contains a number of outdoor areas in which Central European habitats are replicated, including heath, dune, steppe, moors, and ponds, as well as 20 different forest communities. It also contains collections of crop plants from around the world, medicinal and aromatic plants, and annual and perennial flowers. The garden's greenhouses contain about 800 species, including cacti and succulents, carnivorous plants, pineapples, banana, coffee, manioc, vanilla, oranges, rattan, taro, and sisal, as follows:
- Tropical greenhouse (500 m²) - Central and South American wild plants and crops.
- Mediterranean greenhouse - approximately 100 species including ornamental and wild plants such as Cistus, Echium, rosemary, and oleander.
- Cactus and succulents (120 m²) - primarily cacti and succulents from Mexico, as well as succulents from southern Africa and Madagascar.
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