Berlin Botanical Garden: outdoor areas

The Global Botanical Portal is continuing our photo-travel to the Berlin Botanical Garden which have been begun from the message about greenhouses of the wonderful garden. Today you will see expositions of outdoor areas and to know a few interesting facts 🙂 Let’s go! 🙂14192092_1055564211157275_1505392775063016180_n Continue reading

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East Hungary: short botanical notes

Today we will travel to East Hungary through the Global Botanical Portal 🙂 Of course, the region is very interesting in historical and cultural aspects, but we will pay attention to some botanical centres there: two botanical gardens and a national park.
I have been in the part of Hungary for two times, and I have received a lot of knowladge and possitive impressions during these trips. Nowadays I will try to share some of them 🙂 Let’s go! 🙂

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Japanese garden in the botanical garden of Nyiregyhaza

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Berlin Botanical Garden: greenhouses

“Discover with us one of the most beautiful botanic gardens in the world. Take a stroll in woods and meadows, wander in only a few minutes from Alps to Caucasus, let Far-Eastern plants enchant you and feel the Tropical Rainforest with all your senses …” , – it is a citation from the cover page of the website of Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum, and it is true totally.

I would like to share my impressions from a visit of the amazing place in Berlin through the Global Botanical Portal. I guess I will divide all my pictures on three messages: about greenhouse, about open part, and about museum. Today I start from collections of tropical and subtropical plants which I saw there. 14089031_1055563784490651_2727632979023095234_n Continue reading

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Corydalis time in Ukraine

The Global Botanical Garden was going to post information about one of the largest botanical garden of Europe today, but yesterday this plan was changed. The reason is wonderful blooming of Corydalis species which I could watch in forests near Kyiv. So, it is the best time to share something information and pictures about species of the genus from Ukrainian natural flora.

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Corydalis cava (L.) Schweigg. & Korte in the Holosivsky National Natural Park (Kyiv, Ukraine)

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Three Botanical Gardens of Romania

Romania is a neighbor of motherland of the Global Botanical Portal, but the country isn’t popular tourism direction in Ukraine as Poland or Hungary. I can’t identificate reasons of it for sure, probably, they are a consequence of complex problems: political, historical, infrastuctural etc. Nevertheless Romania has a lot of interesting natural and architectural objects which will remain indifferent no one. Today I would like to talk about three Romanian botanical gardens in Iasi, Bucurest and Cluj-Napoca, which I had a opportunity to visit and which I liked 🙂

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The Japanese Garden in the Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden (Cluj-Napoca)

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Date palm from a 2000-year-old seed

A lot of botanists would like to know answer for the question: “How long can seeds save their germination?” Unfortunately, nobody has the accurate data still. However, a group of scientists has recently made important steps in searching of it.15825737_1169544186425943_5276458049343752142_n Continue reading

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A question :)

Dear Botanists, the Global Botanical Portal is going to start organising of special field trips to different countries, where you will be able to visit interesting natural places with supporting of local botanists. Which countries or regions would you like to visit with us? Please, leave your answers in comments 🙂

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Would you like to be a volunteer?

To be a volunteer is a good way both to do important things and to travel around the World. Volunteering for botanists is a great opportunity to visit new places, to meet new plants, to talk with local experts etc., but the same time you will be involved in interesting and useful activity to provides services for no financial gain to benefit another person, group or organization. It often takes small money from you, and it gives you very valuable experience, skills, knowledge, contacts, impressions and memories. Of course, the Global Botanical Portal can’t pass by such opportunities for botanists, specially young, so today we will talk how you could find a volunteer project for yourself.

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Mugla, Turkey

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