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Living Botanical Collections | Orto Botanico di Bergamo "Lorenzo Rota"

Living Botanical Collections


Living Botanical Collections

The display of the Botanical Garden is divided into several levels from the base of the Colle Aperto Stile, hosting species of a wide range of latitudes. All the collections are exhibited outdoors with the only exception of the succulent plants, housed in the first of the four modules of the greenhouse located above the seventeenth-century gunpowder.

There are small areas that their meaning is phytogeographical and expose, for example, Mediterranean plants, Asian, American, African, Australian. No shortage sets of various ecological significance (succulent, tropical, carnivorous, etc.) or anthropogenic (medicinal, food, ornamental, dry cleaners).

EXOTIC SPECIES: The flower beds welcome plants from other continents such as oriental plants, ornamental conifers, ornamental grasses, Australian-born plants, exotic aquatic plants, of African origin plants, plants of American origin and other.

NATIVE SPECIES: The plants of our region are divided into micro habitats that want to evoke the growth environments, from low altitudes to alpine mountain environments. Plant native shrubs, plants of the deciduous forest mesophilic and ravine, native plants of aquatic environments, plants ruderal environments, marginal and synanthropic plants rupicole calcofile, flowerbed of native ferns, bog plants of low altitude and altitude, plants of alpine environments with carbonate and silica substrate, plants of the coniferous forests and subalpine bushes, plants of mountain down environments, plants of nitrofili environments.

MEDITERRANEAN SPECIES: A sector dedicated to plants of the Mediterranean region both in cultivation, both spontaneous, both naturalized.

PLANTS AND THE MAN: The Human Life has close relations with the Kingdom of Plants, as evidenced by the collection of this area, which brings together aromatic, medicinal, food, dyeing and others.

GREENHOUSE OF SUCCULENT: The soles of the predesertici and arid climates are grown in the microclimates of the greenhouses open to the public.

SPACE ASSETS: the active space is a variable area for outdoor activities, children to adult workshops, meetings, exhibitions and more. Every year in April it will host the exhibition of tulips and during the summer months it turns into Tropicarium, bamboo construction of the collection of tropical plants, edited by Alejandro Guzzetti, land art artist.