These beautiful gardens are the pride and joy of Curitiba, in the Jardim Botânico district in the city of Curitiba, the capital of the state of Paraná, the biggest city of southern Brazil. While not Versailles or the gardens summer palace outside Vienna, they add a touch of elegance to this city's obsession with urban planning. Beautiful rather small park with the well-known greenhouse in the glass. The place is a postal card of the city. To choose seven wonders of Brazil a voting was conducted on the garden and was the most voted place. It is the part of the campus of the Federal University of Paraná.
The President of Paraná Province Alfredo d’Escragnolle Taunay inaugurated the first public park of the city. In the 19th century, it was the first Botanical Garden in Curitiba the Passeio Public.
On October 5,1991 on an old dump, was created in the style of French gardens. The administration of Jewish Mayor Jaime Lerner had unlocked it. The design of flowerbeds geometrical gardens was inspired by the flag of the city, which can be clearly seen in an aerial view of the place. It includes many Brazilian plants and from other countries, spread across boulevards and greenhouses of iron and glass - the main one of them, in an art nouveau style with a modern metallic structure, looks like the mid-19th century Crystal Palace in England, the most known curitibas picture postcard landmark.
This landmark occupies 278.000 m² in area. The concept of the greenhouse, with three domes, in an art nouveau style with a modern metallic structure, displays like the mid-19th century Crystal Palace in London, England. The Botanic Museum, which provides a national reference collection of native flora, attracts researchers from all over the world. Incorporates many botanic species from the moist Atlantic Forests of eastern Brazil, the portal of entry, may be seen extensive gardens in the French style in the middle of fountains, waterfalls, and lakes, and the main greenhouse of 458 square meters, which holds in its interior, copies plants characteristic of tropical regions. It rolls out its carpet of flowers to the visitors right at the entrance, between 6 geometric gardens (each one illuminated by chandeliers with Republican-style, each with five lanterns), each with 4 flowerbeds - totaling 24 flowerbeds - enclosed by Buxaceae and adorned with seasonal flowers. It has 150 square meters for reproduction of plants.
For walking the inhabitant forest have lots of different tracks. There's a Museum of-of Franz Krajcberg, the Polish Brazilian artist, behind the park who adopt the root of environmental conservation; with 1,320 square meters of area, divided into multimedia classrooms, an auditorium with 60 seats and lounge with several exhibitions of works donated by visual artist, represented by sculptures and reliefs, as well as photographs, videos, publications and educational materials.
A different section of the Botanical Museum includes a wooden apartment which entrances using a bridge made of wood also. Indeed, Museum of Curitiba has the fourth largest herbarium in the country. In the forward area of the construction, there is a pond with carp, turtles, teal, herons, etc., and offers a lake, an auditorium, a library, an expositions area and a theatre. The park also has tennis courts and a cycle track.
It has a research center for the flora of Paraná, contributing to environmental education, preservation, and conservation of nature. Just like another botanical garden. It has a numerous variety of plants equitable of cultivating them, protect them, study them and reproduce them. With 600 square meters, the Jardim de Plantas Nativas is made up only with the Curitiba flora.
Garden of Native Plants;
In 2007 the garden of natural plants of Curitiba was created, where each single plant is natural, the glass and grass is also native, to attracts lots of butterflies and other pollinating insects there is no exotic plants. This is the native vegetation of Curitiba. The araucaria moist forests are a subtropical moist forest ecoregion of southern Brazil, and is now one of the most endangered biomas of the world; corresponds to approximately 40% of the vegetation of the Jardim Botânico de CuritibaThe park was created in order to protect this biodiversity.