Dracaena draco - Ajuda's Botanic Garden - Lisbon, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tmob
N 38° 42.410 W 009° 12.090
29S E 482479 N 4284263
Quick Description: This Dragon Tree - Dracaena draco - is the oldest tree in the garden, and has about 400 years.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 3/26/2011 8:23:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMB28N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 13

Long Description:

"Ajuda's Botanical Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Portugal. Built in 1768 by order of the Pombal Marquis, this garden was used by the princesses of the Ajuda Palace and was used as a gathering point for all the species that were brought by the Portuguese discoverers from other countries.

Located in Ajuda, this garden has trees more than a century old and a wonderful view of the Tagus river. Divided into three different areas, Ajuda's Botanical Garden countains four hothouses, one of which being actually used as a restaurant, three lakes, porcelain flower-pots from the 19th century, an 18th-century fountain decorated with writhing serpents, winged fish, sea horses and mythical creatures and many plants and flowers."

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Genus/Species: Dracaena draco

Height: 10

Girth: 50

Method of obtaining height: Sighting along a 45 degree angle

Method of obtaining girth: Reliable source

Location type: Park

Age: 400

Historical significance: Not listed

Planter: Not listed

Website reference: Not listed

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Walk time: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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