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Walking Through the Stunning Quito Botanical Garden

 The Quito Botanical Gardens (Jardín Botánico de Quito) in Ecuador are 200,000 square feet of floral beauty and contains a park, an arboretum, and a greenhouse in addition to the botanical garden. This stunning structure houses most of the plant species native to Ecuador. Both its herbarium and identification code with the Botanic Gardens Conservation International go by the name QUITO. This gargantuan garden is home to a variety of plants, including water-faring flora like cloud forests and Páramo plants, medicinal plants and those used for spiritual healing, and, of course, an orchid garden. 

Plans are also underway to plant numerous native and introduced fruit trees, to be carried out as a collaborative effort with local schools, as well as for a hydroponic greenhouse of various roses and their hybrids. This powerhouse of plants is a collection of the finest natural beauty the Ecuadorian city of Quito has to offer. These pictures take you on a journey through its many scenic walking paths and the beautiful plants it shelters.

1. At the entrance of the Quito Botanical Garden 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, At the entrance of the Quito Botanical Garden

(By C T Johansson, Wikimedia Commons)  

2. Orchid garden (Orquideario)

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Orchid garden (Orquideario)

(By Pedro M. Martínez Corada, Wikimedia Commons)  

3. A lagoon in the botanica garden 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, A lagoon in the botanica garden

(By C T Johansson, Wikimedia Commons)  

4. Walking path in the botanical garden 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Walking path in the botanical garden

(By David Adam Kess, Wikimedia Commons)  

5. Arboretum in the Botanical Garden 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Arboretum in the Botanical Garden

(By David Adam Kess, Wikimedia Commons)  

6. Parque La Carolina

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Parque La Carolina

(By David Adam Kess, Wikimedia Commons)  

7. Entrance to the Orchid Garden 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Entrance to the Orchid Garden

(By C T Johansson, Wikimedia Commons)  

8. The Cactus Garden 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, The Cactus Garden

(By C T Johansson, Wikimedia Commons)  

9. Crested Cactus 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Crested Cactus

(Flickr)  

10. Collection of Bonsais

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Collection of Bonsais

(By C T Johansson, Wikimedia Commons)  

11. Canna flower (close-up) 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Canna flower (close-up)

(By Murray Foubister, Wikimedia Commons)  

12. Purple Myrtle (close-up) 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Purple Myrtale (close-up)

(By Murray Foubister, Wikimedia Commons)  

13. Unidentified Fuschia hybrid 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Unidentified Fuschia hybrid

(By Murray Foubister, Wikimedia Commons)  

14. Yellow and red Rose cultivar 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Yellow and red Rose cultivar

(By David Adam Kess, Wikimedia Commons)  

15. Agave victoriae-reginae

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Agave victoriae-reginae

(By Pedro M. Martínez Corada, Wikimedia Commons)  

16. Fuchsia paniculata 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Fuchsia paniculata

(By C T Johansson, Wikimedia Commons)  

17. Tibouchina lepidota. The Andean Princess Flower 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Tibouchina lepidota. The Andean Princess Flower

(By C T Johansson, Wikimedia Commons)  

18. Callistemon, Bottlebrush

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Callistemon, Bottlebrush

(By C T Johansson, Wikimedia Commons)  

19. Oncidium Cultivar 

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Oncidium Cultivar

(By Murray Foubister, Wikimedia Commons)  

20. Cattleya Cultivar

Photo gallery of the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador, Cattleya Cultivar

(By Murray Foubister, Wikimedia Commons)   

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