Area protetta regionale Giardini Botanici Hanbury
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Surface Area: 19,00 ha
Provinces: IM
Establishment: 2000
  • Lomelosia cretica (photo by Daniela Guglielmi)
  • Anemone pavonina (photo by Daniela Guglielmi)
  • Greyia sutherlandii (photo by Daniela Guglielmi)

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The naturalistic passion of an English family has created, since 1867 near Ventimiglia, a botanic garden for the acclimatization of plants coming from different areas of the world, by exploiting the favorable position of the area and the particular mildness of the climate: Hanbury Botanic Gardens. The collaboration of mainly foreign botanists, agronomists, and landscape architects led to the creation of a unique complex in Europe, both from a botanical point of view, with the 5,800 species of ornamental, medicinal, and fruit species, and from a landscape point of view, thanks to the great composition harmony existing among buildings, ornamental elements, and cultivated terracing.

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