University of Ferrara Botanic Garden
The University of Ferrara Botanic Garden is a 4,500 square metre botanical garden operated by the University of Ferrara. It is located at Corso Porta Mare, 2b, I-44100 Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, and is open weekday mornings. Admission is free.
The university's garden was originally established in 1771 at a location on the via Paradiso, but in 1963 it was moved to its present location. It currently contains about 1300 species in its greenhouse (243 m²), and some 700 species outdoors, arranged into four major sections as follows:
- Systematic - species arranged by botanic classification, with subsections for Pterophyta, Angiospermophyta, Monocotyledons, Dicotyledons
- Exotic plants
- Theme gardens - ornamental plants in an aquatic garden, English garden, Italian garden, Japanese garden, Mediterranean garden, rock garden, and shade garden.
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