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Botanical Garden ("Jardin Botanico Carlos Thays de la Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires"), Buenos Aires
Located in the Palermo neighbourhood, and declared a national monument in 1996, the botanical garden has a total area of 69,772 sqare meters, and holds around 5,500 species of plants, trees and shrubs, sculptures, monuments and 5 winter-houses.
Designed by Carlos Thays, who lived between 1892 and 1898 with his family in an English style mansion in the gardens, the main building of the complex, it was inaugurated on September 7, 1898 when he was the director of city parks.
The park has three distinct landscape gardening styles: symmetric, mixed and picturesque, recreated in the Roman, French and Oriental traditions.
SOURCE: Martin Gonzalez Calderon.
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