Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid is an 8 hectares botanical garden in Madrid. The public entrance is located at Plaza de Murillo, next to the Prado Museum. The garden was founded in 1755 by King Ferdinand VI. Today’s garden is divided into seven major outdoor sections and five greenhouses which allow the cultivation of species which are not suited to Madrid’s continental Mediterranean climate. Total collections include about 90,000 plants and flowers, and 1,500 trees.
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Contact Details: Plaza de Murillo, 2, 28014 Madrid / www.rjb.csic.es/jardinbotanico/jardin