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The Botanic Garden: Uphill Itinerary

Eastern Pinewood - Venetian Well - Pergolati - the Australian Forest - Cycas Aveneu - Palm Grove

On foot         Great Interest: Flora 
    • Eastern Pinewood, dominated by Pinus halepensis, in the undergrowth the cystus collection.

    • Acacia karroo, of African origin.

    • Venetian Well. Nearby, a male specimen of Olmediella betschleriana, a very rare Mexican Flacurtiacea.

    • Pergolati: various sarmentose and creepers: the Passion flowers collection, Wisteria sinensis (wisteria) and Wisteria sinensis 'Alba' (white flower wisteria), Thunbergia grandiflora, Thunbergia coccinea and Thunbergia coccinea 'Lutea'.

    • Brugmansia species: Brugmansia versicolor, Brugmansia plena, Brugmansia suaveolens, Brugmansia suaveolens 'Guatemala', Brugmansia aurea.                                                 
    • Chimonanthus praecox and Hakea laurina, blooming in January; Leptospermum laevigatum (coming from Australia), the plant was given to Daniel Hanbury by M. Thuret, from Antibes, in October 1871.

    • Brachychiton discolor, Sterculiacea coming from Australia, blooming in summer.

    • Melaleuca styphelioides, from New South Wales (Australia), Araucaria bidwillii from Queensland (Australia).

    • The Australian Forest, with specimens of the genera: Eucalyptus, Callistemon, Melaleuca, Acacia, Brachychiton. In particular: Eucalyptus citriodora, from Queensland: its leaves smell of lemon; Melaleuca preissiana from western Australia; Eucalyptus camaldulensis; Eucalyptus microcorys, in its northernmost acclimatization station; Eucalyptus polyanthemos; Eucalyptus cornuta.                                                 
    • Cupressus guadalupensis, coming from the Pacific Ocean island in front of the coasts of California.

    • 'Félicité et Perpétue' Rose, hybrid of Rosa sempervirens created in 1827.
    • Cedrus deodara, coming from Himalaya.

    • Access to the "South Terrace". By going along the little avenue under the "Pergola Fiorentina" you reach the square. Lower on the left, the "Giardinetti": three terraces bordered with box, roses and peonies.

    • Araucaria cunninghamii, sown by Daniel Hanbury in June 1872.

    • Cycas Avenue, with male and female specimens of Cycas revoluta. Moreover, you can find species belonging to the genera Encephalartos, Dion and Macrozamia.

    • Ginkgo biloba

    • Microcitrus australis, Lagunaria patersonia, Pinus canariensis
      Under the road Chiranthodendron pentadactylon, coming from Mexico and Guatemala.

    • 'Mermaid' Rose, hybrid species of Rosa bracteata, created in 1918.

    • Palm Grove: specimens of different genera: Brahea, Trachycarpus, Chamaerops, Phoenix.
    • Banana Trees. Ensete ventricosum, spontaneous banana tree coming from tropical Africa; Musa x paradisiaca, banana tree of the cultivation (with fruits and it brings fruits to ripen); Strelitzia nicolai.

    • Rosa banksiae lutescens, discovered in China and introduced in Europe by Thomas Hanbury in 1870.

    • Ficus macrophylla. Coming from Australia.

    • Schinus molle, coming from Peru.

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