Botanical Gardens of Tirana

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Botanical Gardens of Tirana
Type Botanical Garden
Location Tirana, Albania
Coordinates Coordinates: 41°18′37″N 19°48′22″E / 41.31028°N 19.80611°E / 41.31028; 19.80611
Area 15 hectares
Opened 1964
Owned by University of Tirana
Plants 2,000 species

The Botanical Gardens of Tirana are scenic botanical gardens located in southern Tirana, Albania.

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 Botanic Garden of Tirana, which is part of the University of Tirana, has become institutionalized with international links with Canadian, Hungarian, Chinese and Romanian gardens.[1]

The garden contains around 2,000 species of plants and is maintained by horticultural experts and scientists who also use the gardens for study.[1] The Gardens are part of Botanic Gardens Conservation International.[2]

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.[3]