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Rio Botanical Gardens Brazil
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Rio Botanical Gardens

In Rio, the Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico) provide the opportunity to take a break from the city. There are more than 5,000 species of plants and flowers from all over the world spread over 346 acres of parkland. The famous perfectly straight pathway bordered on either side by 30 metre high royal palms marks the entrance to an old plantation.The view is striking, and if you wish to see the gardens when they are in flower, go between October and December. However, the visit is worth it in all seasons.

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Rio Botanical Gardens

Rio Botanical Gardens , The water lily pond , Brazil
The water lily pond

A piece of nature in the middle of the city

© Mickael David / age fotostock
Rio Botanical Gardens , A pretty statue , Brazil
A pretty statue

There are more than 5,000 plant varieties from all over the world plus many species of flowers growing in these 346 acres of parkland.

© David Davis - age fotostock
Rio Botanical Gardens , The Corcovado cable car , Brazil
The Corcovado cable car

It passes near the botanical gardens

© A.Lorgnier
Rio Botanical Gardens , Palm tree alley , Brazil
Palm tree alley

The trees rise 30 metres on both sides of this perfectly straight road. The view is striking.

© A.Lorgnier
Rio Botanical Gardens , A panoramic kiosk , Brazil
A panoramic kiosk

Between October and December is the best time for a visit if you want to see the gardens in full bloom. However, there is plenty to see all year round.

© A.Lorgnier
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