Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Madrid Botanical Gardens

Earlier today I had the privilege of visiting the Madrid Botanical Gardens as part of an Environmental Studies class I'm taking. The park boasts shrubs and trees from all over the globe, some of which are sustained in greenhouses on the far side. Surprisingly, its central-urban location doesn't detract from the effect at all; once you step inside it's easy to forget you're in the heart of the city. Not necessarily a must-see, unless you're either a botany major or really into plants. (hint: I'm not a botany major)

Apparently there's only 40 of these trees left in the world...that pole in the background supports a security camera that monitors this specimen 24-7

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