Orto botanico, Palermo Botanical Garden
Orto botanico is a botanical garden as well as a research and educational institution.
The beautiful pond at the center of the garden.
Many turtles live in the pond. This one we call Attilio.
A lizard in Orto botanico, Palermo.
Orto botanico, Palermo
Aloe plicatilis in the Botanical Garden (Orto botanico) in Palermo, a nice place to relax between visiting churches and museums in Palermo. The garden opened to the public in 1795. It has a lot of plants and trees from all over the world. In the lovely lily pond, there are lots of cute turtles.
Mammillaria hahniana, the old lady cactus, is a species of flowering plant in the family Cactaceae, native to central Mexico.
The Botanical Garden has a huge collection of cactuses.
Bird of paradise, also called crane flower (Strelitzia reginae).
Lizard living in Orto botanico, Palermo.
Children playing inside a tree.
A lizard investigating the cactus section.
Greenhouse, Palermo Botanical Garden.
A tree with nasty spikes. Orto botanico, Palermo
A tree with a history.
Euphorbia milii (also called the crown of thorns, Christ plant, or Christ's thorn) in the botanical garden. Euphorbia milii is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family Euphorbiaceae, native to Madagascar.
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