The Botanical Garden was born in 1545, after 450 years it still playing its task today; the collection of a large variety of plants, specially divided by categories and species to observe and study.
The Garden of Padua welcomes 3500 different species that represent, even if there are not much species, a significant part of the plant kingdom.
Inside you can admire some historical trees. For instance, the “palm of St. Peter” that is the oldest plant in the garden, dating back to 1585, and a “Magnolia” planted in 1786 and considered the oldest in Europe.
In addition, there are also some plants divided into thematic collections, insectivorous, medicinal or typical of the Euganean hills.
The botanical garden is open to visits, singles, in tourist groups and schoolchildren. The visits are guided by the naturalist guides of the botanical garden. Inside the structure it is also possible to participate or organize events, and for schoolchildren there are workshops dedicated to the discovery of biodiversity. For information, contact the Botanical Garden.