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Botanischer Garten, Marburg

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The Botanischer Garten Marburg, also known as the Neuer Botanischer Garten Marburg, is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Marburg, located on Karl-von-Frisch-Straße, Marburg, Hesse, Germany, and open daily. An admission fee is charged.The garden was created between 1961-1977 to replace the Alter Botanischer Garten Marburg, dating from 1810. Its construction involved movement of some 80,000 m³ of earth, creating a pond and a brook about 1 km long, as well as a major effort to build greenhouses. The garden was inaugurated in June 1977 to celebrate the university's 450th anniversary.Outdoor areas of the garden are organized as follows: Alpinum - rock garden representing plants from the high mountains of Europe, western Asia, the Himalayas, Australia, and New Zealand. Arboretum - focusing on conifers, including Sequoiadendron giganteum and Metasequoia glyptostroboides, as well as alders, ash, birches, ginkgos, hazels, maples, oaks, deciduous poplars, sycamores, and willows, representing both native and exotic species. Burial mounds - bronze age graves. Fern collection - 80 fern species. Forest - spring-blooming plants including Anemone, Gagea, Iris, Narcissus, Pulsatilla, Scilla, and Tulipa. Heather and rhododendron garden - numerous heather and rhododendron species including Calluna vulgaris, Erica carnea, Erica cinerea, and Erica tetralix. Medicinal and useful plants - including cereals and other carbohydrates, succulents, vegetables, fiber plants, tobacco plants, rubber plants, and dye plants. Systematic garden - representatives of seed plant families organized by biological classification In addition, the garden's greenhouses cover total area of 1,700 square meters as follows: tropical house ; Canary Islands house ; tropical crop house with plants including Ananas comosus and Coffea arabica; Amazon house containing aquatic plants of the Amazon region including Bruguiera sexangula and Victoria amazonica; tropical fern house ; succulent house ; Australian outback house ; and carnivorous plant house .
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  • Good for a stroll in the afternoon - very nice pathways - lots of interesting plants to discover - check out the lake  more »
  • My wife and I walked through the old botanical garden in the city. It is now a little overgrown, but there are still signs of the old plantings. It is a nice place to sit on the benches and...  more »
  • Tropical house is very nice, but the rest of the garden very disappointing. It looks like no one is taking care of plants and a lot of grass everywhere.
  • Beautiful place. Not only are there many greenhouses modelling different ecosystems, but also there is a big outside territory where you can have a walk and enjoy the nature. There is a discount for students.
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