Location: 3151, Santa Fe Av. Palermo
The garden was inaugurated in 1898 and covers an area of seven hectares and gathers a great diversity of pieces organized according to the arquitect and landscape designer Carlos Thays’s parameters, the creator of the garden, considered his master piece.
A phytogeography geographic sector organizes, plants and trees by their geographical origin.
There are species from all continents with and emphasis on the Argentine Provinces for their richness and importance.
Another sector, more systematic organizes specimens according to their Botanical family as did Engler.
There are different styles present in the gardens: Roman (with species that the Roman naturalist Plinio the Young had at the foot of the Apennine mountains, a bronze copy of the Roman Wolves donated by the commune of Rome), Greek, Persian, Arabic, Rennaissance, Italian from the 16th Century, French (it represents the style developed in France during the reign of Louis XIV), Japanese and that of the great parks on the 20th Century.
Each garden includes sculptures and works of art made by the most famous artists in the world, thus contributing to harmonizing the landscape, between we can find the Meteorological Column (donated by the Austro-Hungarian community in 1911 for the centenary of the May Revolution). There is a group of sculptures (representing the movements of the sixth symphony by Beethoven), Ondina de Plata (also known as La Primavera; around a marble figure there is a pond surrounded by aquatic plants).
There is also by house of 1881, a herbal garden, a library, five conservatories (winter gardens between we can find the Major Greenhouse (this construction was shown in an exhibition in Paris in 1899 where it received an award and then was acquired by the Argentine government) and 31 pieces of art.
A new addition was designed in 2006 called the Garden of the Senses, where there are aromatic and perfuming plants and a variety of specimens with different textures to touch. This sector is specially visited by children, the blind and people requiring special education.
The vegetable garden was redesigned in 2007. It targets especially young children. Last but not least there is a small lake, two fountains and more than ten pools with aquatic plants and marsh plants.
The Central Building
It is an English style building designed by Military Engineer of Polish origin Jordan Wysocky in 1881 and built between April and December of the same year.