Botanical Gardens of Tirana
|Botanical Gardens of Tirana|
|Owned by||University of Tirana|
It is the only botanical garden in Albania. Construction commenced in 1964, with the original site covering approximately 15 hectares. It was completed in 1971. It is situated towards the south of the city and is overlooked by the Tirana and Kruja mountains.
The garden contains around 2,000 species of plants and is maintained by horticultural experts and scientists who also use the gardens for study. The Gardens are part of Botanic Gardens Conservation International.
Current areas of study include the ecology of introduced plant species, the threatened endemic species and other areas of study are concentrated in the phytosociological study of the black pine[disambiguation needed], oak and natural pasture lands.
- Dinga, Liri. "The Botanic Garden of Tirana, Albania". Volume 2 Number 5 - August 1995. BGCI.