Botanical Garden

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The Botanical Garden was initially established in a land property of the University of Amazonia in 2002 by Fernando Ortiz, Edgar Camero and Luis Franco.  in September of 2005 the garden was moved to the and property of "Idema" -a public organization that currently does not exist-. The Botanical garden has eight trails that include special collections of orchids, "heliconias" and a special flowers that are danger of extinction. The tour around the garden takes an hour and a half.

It is remarkable the collection of dry seeds -It has approximately 600 seeds (called "Carpoteca" in spanish) and this collection is the second in importance in Colombia after  the collection of the National University. In the Botanical garden are created accessories such as necklaces, bracelets, rings, hats made in seeds which have been studied and other plants typical of the Department like the "Cumare". The trail has a capacity for ten people.  

SERVICES:

Educational workshops, Museum of Cultural History, halls of exhibition of dry and liquied collections and a molecular laboratory.

Entrance tickets: for students: $ 1,000 and for the public: $ 2,000. Public opening time:Monday to Friday fro 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Source: Marco Antonio Munera