Botaniska trädgården (Lund)

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Tulips at Lund's Botanical Garden.
Flowers and herbs
19th century villa

Botaniska trädgården (English: The Botanical Garden) is a botanical garden in central Lund, Sweden, open to the public daily without charge. The 8 hectares site contains 7000 species of plants, of which 200 are found in the greenhouses representing nine different climate zones. It is owned and operated by Lund University.[1] Its international identification code is LD.[2]

History[edit]

The university garden has existed since 1690, at that time in front of the present site of the Lund University Main Building. In the 1860s the garden outgrew the area and was, in 1862 to, moved its current location along Östra Vallgatan.[1] This time Jacob Georg Agardh designed the blueprints for the garden and greenhouses.[3] In 1974 the garden was named a national historical landmark.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lunds kommun (2010-03-31). "Botaniska trädgården" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  2. ^ Botanic Garden, Lund University Botanic Gardens Conservation International
  3. ^ a b Botaniska trädgården. "A Brief History of the Lund University Botanical Garden". Retrieved 2010-04-13. 

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Coordinates: 55°42′14″N 13°12′10″E / 55.70389°N 13.20278°E / 55.70389; 13.20278