Ranked #3 of 3 attractions in Vila Real
Since 1988, a new botanical garden with thematic collections and ornamented spaces was founded in Portugal. The Botanical...
Since 1988, a new botanical garden with thematic collections and ornamented spaces was founded in Portugal. The Botanical Garden of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (JBUTAD) is one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe (130 Ha), and about 1000 plant species from the four corners of the world can be here observed.At the same time, this botanical garden is specialized in the propagation and conservation of plant of western Iberian Peninsula. This conservation effort will be gathered not only throughout their thematic collections, but also in spaces intended for integration and ornaments of the campus buildings. In fact, the current demands of society are clearly reflected in this innovative garden, with one of the most advanced and innovate systems of information for their visitors.The Botanical Garden of UTAD intended as an example of how any space is good for a sustainable garden. The integration with a constant movement of people and vehicles, in the urban environment of the city of Vila Real, is considered as an example of this purpose. People and plants live here a fraternal relationship, which shows us how the impossible can be reached. Visit this Botanical Garden and the Geology Museum of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, and you will discover the natural history and the soul of one country.