3 Botanical Gardens That You Shouldn’t Miss in Brazil

Botanical Garden, Curitiba - PR, Brazil
Botanical Garden, Curitiba - PR, Brasil. Photo by João Victor Valeriote on Unsplash

If you’re a huge nature lover, you probably enjoy exploring botanical gardens in each and every new country you go to. Brazil is home to quite a few, and these three deserve a spot on your bucket list if you want to explore the botanical richness and diversity of this Latin American country.

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s most spectacular metropolis, and it goes without saying it’s home to the country’s most impressive botanical garden. It covers 130 acres in the south part of Rio and it’s home to 6,500 species of Brazilian and foreign flora, ranging from bromeliads and orchids to carnivorous plants and cacti.

Botanical Garden of São Paulo

The botanical garden in São Paulo is also worth exploring, and it’s even larger than the one in Rio de Janeiro. It covers a gigantic area of over 400 acres, covered with manicured walking trails and many endangered plant species.

Botanical Garden of Curitiba

Curitiba is another Brazilian city that deserves a spot on your bucket list, and its botanical garden is one for the books. Its art nouveau greenhouse is a sight to behold, and it’s surrounded by French-style gardens, a lake, an auditorium, and so much more.