Naturalist Francisco Carlos Hoehne was in charge of building in 1928 this place known as the Orquidiario in Agua Funda, an incredible world of plants and flowers carefully looked after.
Far from being hard, it may be extremely pleasant to imagine oneself at least for a few minutes being in a world where vegetation completely dominates the landscape.
The freshness, the humidity and the warmth of the land and human creations can be enjoyed hugely in this urban jungle.
This monument to Sao Paulo’s nature covers an area of about a hundred and forty three hectares, within which it is possible to find from a greenhouse and a museum to theme libraries.
The two greenhouses that can be found here are the essence of the park. While one of them is intended for protecting a significant number of native plants from the Atlantic Mata, the other one is used for holding exhibitions.
The most important of the libraries is the Botanical Institute’s one. Six thousand books including really old works are available there.
Nevertheless, visiting the Museum is algo highly reccommeded. A wide variety of native plants typical from Brazil’s fauna can be found here, as well as other products such as flowers and seeds.
The great architecture, which includes a historic gate from 1894, is another special features of the park. All things considered, packing the luggage is the only thing that’s missing.