The Botanical Garden: floral observatory

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The Botanical Garden: floral observatory

North of the Simon Bolivar Park, the ‘Central Park' of Bogota, you will find a lush tropical garden and the ideal place for discovering Colombian flora.

The Botanical Garden: floral observatory

The Jardin Botanico José Celestino Mutis, is named after the Spanish scientist who led the first botanical expedition organised in the New World. Beyond being a lush garden, it is the ideal place to discover Colombian flora, which is numerous and diverse, as well as the country's wildlife.

Founded in 1955 on 20 hectares, it has more than 2,300 domestic and exotic species, classified into 35 ecological zones, according to warm, dry, and wet climates. The arboretum is rich in bromeliads, orchids, ornamental flowers, species typical of tropical and desert areas, plants adapted to Amazonian humidity, a rose garden with 73 species, as well as exceptional palm trees and lotus plants. The greenhouse recreates the different climates encountered in Colombia, from rainforests, cloud-touched mountains, and snow-capped Andean peaks to the Paramo (a rare ecosystem that exists in a few countries only), where the visitor can feel the different temperature changes. A genuinely green experience!

Jardin botanique José Celestino Mutis
Calle 63, 68-95
Bogotá

+57 (1) 437 70 60

www.jbb.gov.co