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A garden full of biodiversity in the heart of Rome
The Botanical Garden of Rome is one of the largest in Italy with various plant species from all over the world. Located between the Janiculum Hill and Via della Lungara, it houses collections of secular and monumental trees, gymnosperms, bamboo, Roman wood, cedars of Lebanon, ferns and palms. The garden hosts three greenhouses: Tropical for tropical and subtropical plants; monumental featuring a collection of orchids, euphorbias and climbing plants and Corsini where succulents are grown. In the Garden of the Senses the plants can be recognized based on their tactile and olfactory characteristics, with descriptions in Braille for the visually impaired. The Japanese Garden with magnolias, waterfalls and ponds, faithfully replicates the original and in spring you can watch the Hanami, the blossoming of cherry trees. The Mediterranean Garden features typical Mediterranean scrub while the medicinal and officinal plants can be found in the Orto dei Semplici. Some of the pools house aquatic plants and there is also a rich Rose Garden.