World's first botanical garden has roots in medicine

Hallett, Susan
July 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/18/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 2, p177
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the Botanical Garden of Padua University, Italy. Information is presented on the garden's history, as well as its variety of plants. German writer and scientist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's essay "Metamorphosis of Plants" was inspired by his visit to the garden. Architect Andrea Moroni has played a role in the design of the garden's layout.


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