Greenhouses of the Botanical Garden - Basel, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 33.539 E 007° 34.908
32T E 393311 N 5268259
Quick Description: The greenhouses of the botanical garden of Basel.
Date Posted: 6/28/2011 3:06:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMBWMJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
The botanical garden of the University of Basel is located close to the historic center between Spalen Gate and the University library. It was founded in 1589, so it is one of the oldest in the world; but this was at another location, it moved to the current location in 1898.

It has four greenhouses: the Victoria house, a tropical greenhouse, one for succulents and a hibernation greenhouse for potted plants that are outdoors in the warmer season.

The most interesting greenhouse from an architectural point of view is the Victoria house. It was built in 1898 and carefully renovated in 1996. Although the style is somewhat Victorian, this is not the reason for the name. It was designed to hold the giant Amazonian water lily "Victoria regia".
Type of Greenhouse: Botanical display - public

Type of Cover: Glass panel

What is the shape of this greenhouse: Other

If you selected Other shape please describe it: Three traditional, one victorian

Unique features: The Victoria house from 1898 has also a historic architectural value

If you selected Other - describe it.: Not listed

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