Work on the botanical gardens began in 1964. The site now comprises some 15 hectares of lush green space alongside Tirana Lake. The gardens were completed in 1971 and are home to a collection of geographic, systematic and cultural value. The garden is part of the University of Tirana, and serves schools all over Albania. Educational outreach and a tourist attraction, the Botanical Gardens of Tirana is one of the city’s most prized green spots. Some 2,000 species of Albanian origin and exotics have been growing here at one time. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to take in this botanical treasure. Currently, data are unavailable on either how many species are still cultivated here, or the exact surface area of the gardens, as many apartments blocks have been built within its boundaries.
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