Taipei Botanical Garden

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Taipei Botanical garden
台北植物園
Taipei Botanical Garden Greenhouse.jpg
The greenhouse at the Taipei Botanical Garden
Type Botanical garden, public park
Location Zhongzheng, Taipei, Taiwan
 Republic of China
Coordinates 25°1′56.23″N 121°30′34.27″E / 25.0322861°N 121.5095194°E / 25.0322861; 121.5095194Coordinates: 25°1′56.23″N 121°30′34.27″E / 25.0322861°N 121.5095194°E / 25.0322861; 121.5095194
Created 1921
Operated by Taiwan Forestry Research Institute

The Taipei Botanical Garden (Chinese: 台北植物園) is located in the Nanhai Academy on Nanhai Road in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan. The Botanical Garden covers an area of about 15 hectares and includes over 1,500 plant species.[1]

History[edit]

The Taipei Botanical Garden was originally established during Japanese rule in 1921,[1] although the garden itself has been in existence since 1896.[2] It is maintained by the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute. In 1930, there were 1,129 species in the garden, serving largely academic research and natural sciences. However, the garden was deserted during World War II. After the war, the garden was rearranged and new plants were introduced.

Overview[edit]

Currently, the garden is maintained and has over 1,500 species of plants. There are 17 districts in the garden, exhibiting various plants. The 9 ponds are also designed to grow different plants. There are two buildings in the botanical garden currently listed as historical structures. One is a Qing Dynasty era Taiwan administration building build in 1888 and relocated to the garden in modern times. The other is a herbarium.[3]

Transportation[edit]

The garden is accessible within walking distance West from Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station of the Taipei Metro.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History: Foreword". Taipei Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  2. ^ "History: Introduction". Taipei Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  3. ^ Botanic Gardens Conservations International. Taipei Botanic Garden.