Jardin Botanico Nacional
Institution Code: VINAD
BGCI Member: Yes
About the Jardin Botanico Nacional
The National Botanic Garden of Viña del Mar, was created in 1951 when the park El Salitre property of Mr. Pascual Baburizza, built in 1918, is donated to the state of Chile.
Since 1951 he has been a place of recreation, encounter with nature and conservation of the most conspicuous plants of south-central Chile, establishing itself as a place of training and civic culture, in the province of Valparaiso.
The Garden has a total area of 395 hectares and offers the public a park of 32 hectares with more than 280 species of trees, one of the few documented collections of the extinct world Toromiro of Easter Island (Sophora Toromiro), a collection of plants from Juan Fernandez archipelago with 420 individuals of 37 species endemic a Cactarium with 670 cactus of 60 Chilean species, a collection of Chilean Myrtaceae, collection of “bosue valdiviano” plants, medicinal plants and fuchsias. In total el Jardin Botánico Nacional cultivated 1168 plant species and its 363 hectares of natural hills grow 269 native species.
In the field of environmental education, the Garden has an environmental education program in which courses are taught outdoors basic education for children between the months of March and December, benefiting 7,000 children annually. Guided tours are also specialized groups.
In the area of recreation has picnic facilities free for our visitors, has an environmental interpretation trail (enabled by 50%), roads, meadows, natural estuary, small waterfalls, Japanese bridge, an artificial lagoon with its old gazebo to drain water from the lagoon through interior doors and waterfowl swimming peacefully in the lagoon. The botanical garden is home to 50 species of birds, some of them difficult to observe in nature.
On the other hand offer services for events such as weddings, outdoor concerts, birthdays, public samples, etc.
Since late 2004, the JBN was associated with the company to develop a project SURAMERICA adventure sport that includes a circuit CANOPY bridge formwork, pendants, Tibetan and two zip lines (transport cable) between tall trees, which has been a big draw for our audience and attracted new visitors to the Garden.
Jardin Botanico Nacional
P. O. Box 488
Vina Del Mar
V Región de Valparaiso Chile
Telephone: 56 32 267 2566; 56 32 267 5091
Fax: 56 32 267 2566
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