The Archaeological Association of the section of Empoli, has organized for the day June 11, 2016 a beautiful trip at the Garden Ortobotanico of Pisa.
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The Botanical Garden covers an area of about three hectares, divided into four sectors:
Botany School: hosting several systematic and monumental trees collections;
The Mirto Garden: medicinal plants are grown;
Dedicated to the Piazzale Giovanni Arcangeli: grow two impressive palm examples of Chile and where stands the building that houses the Herbarium and some laboratories of the Department of Biology.
The arboretum.

botanical garden Inside are important collections:

Arboretum: are cultivated trees, belonging to the group of conifers and amentifere. They are arranged irregularly shaped parcels, crossed by paths.

Systematic collection: a collection of plants grouped by families in the flowerbeds of the “School Botany”, according to an educational-systematic basis.

Flora officinale: it must be said that the Botanical Garden of Pisa, like those of Padua and Florence, was born as a “Garden of Simple”. In this sector “Orto del Mirto” for the presence of a specimen, it is grown about 140 species of medicinal plants, some also used by the Italian Pharmacopoeia.

Aquatic plants: a collection of mostly native species, adapted for life in water-rich environments that characterize a time extensively the Tuscan territory.

Mediterranean geophytes: collects grass species belonging mainly to Gagea genres, Tulipa, Muscari, etc., collected in different places of the peninsula.

Succulents: An entire greenhouse of the Botanical Garden is home to plants in cauline succulence belonging to Cactaceae and Euphorbiaceae families, both specimens at leaf succulence of the genera Aloe and Agave and the Crassulaceae family.

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For registration and information to take the tour: info.empoli@boxletter.net or tel. 373 7558049 Cinzia
Cost of the ticket 3,50
Guided by an expert botanist