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Brera Botanical Garden

Local name: Orto Botanico di Brera

The Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden is located in the Palazzo di Brera in the center of Milan. In its collections, it has more than 3,000 different species of plants spread over 5,000 square meters of usable area. The garden was created on the initiative of the Empress Maria Teresa in 1774. For many years it was neglected, until 1998, when thanks to the efforts of the University of Milan he managed to restore its former glory. It was solemnly opened to visitors in 2013. It is open to visitors free of charge on weekdays.

In the garden, in addition to the interesting flora arranged in rectangular flower beds, you can also see the greenhouse by Giuseppe Piermarini and ponds preserved unchanged since the eighteenth century. The garden has one of the oldest Ginkgo biloba trees in Europe, as well as copies of Firmiana platanifolia, Juglans nigra, Pterocarya fraxinifolia and Tilia.


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    Brera Botanical Garden map
    Via Brera 2820121 Milan , Italy