One of the most important botanical gardens in the world, rating alongside such others as Kew Gardens in London.
It is a huge place, covering around 20,000 square metres. If that wasn’t enough, plans are underway to double its size, with the addition of landscaping and more modern facilities.
Many exotic tropical and sub-tropical plants are to be found within its grounds. One of the main exhibits has to be the Coussapoa Dealbata, a tree from South America, unusual in its mass of intertwining trunks – looking like something out of a horror film. There are around 50 different species of this tree and this one has to be one of the most spectacular