The Botanical Garden of Palermo

Ana Claver

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A visual inspirational story.


In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir






Nature always wears the colours of the spirit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson





Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.

Gerard De Nerval






Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Hans Christian Andersen



Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright






Colours are the smiles of nature.

Leigh Hunt



Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein






Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.

Gary Snyder





About (in short)

The Botanical Garden of Palermo – mainly designed by French architect Léon Dufourny – was planted in 1789 and inaugurated in December 1795. It was officially incorporated into the Accademia dei Regi Studi of Palermo when the school was founded in 1806, at which time the first Chair of Botany was instituted. The garden has grown since then, thanks to Palermo’s Botanical School, which helped it to gain recognition, expand, and enrich its collections. Organised into well-ordered and scientifically identified Collections, arranged according to aesthetic and landscape criteria, the Botanical Garden of the University of Palermo is broadly divided into various sections: Linnaeus’ Zone, Engler’s Zone, the Succulent Garden, the Mediterranean hillside, the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Section, the Cycadetum, the Palmetum, and the Experimental, Biogeographical and Useful Plants Sections.

CCTips | In this Place, you can definitely spent a full day – at least, half! full morning or full afternoon – in wonderful peace and pure harmony with Nature. Take a book with you, find your favourite bench and read in total relax, while listening the sounds of birdsong! For a traditional sweet (or salty) break nearby: almost in front of the Botanical Garden’s entrance (in Piazzetta Porta Reale 6), there is a welcoming and very good Café since 1961 called Bar Pasticceria Rosa Nero.

The Botanical Garden of Palermo. 

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