Tuesday, October 7, 2008

L'Orto Botanico di Pisa Ambiance

Built between 1886 and 1891,this neo-classical building now houses the School of Biology and is the center piece of the botanical garden.

The gardener I spoke to said this wisteria was over 100 years old. All I know is that it's the biggest I've ever seen.

The arched wall surrounding the Orto del Cedro, the Cedar Garden.

The entrance to the Orto del Cedro, my favorite part of the garden. It retains a peaceful quality from its former life as part of a monastery garden. Acquired by the botanical garden in 1783, it is home of Europe's oldest ginkgo, which was planted in 1787.

The garden as seen from the top of the leaning tower, the reason most people come to Pisa.