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    Posted: 06-May-2013 at 06:45

Created in 1832 as a scientific garden and exotic plants acclimatization of 5 hectares, it was known as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.
 In 1837 its area was increased to 18 hectares where palm trees, magnolias, bamboo, cotton, eucalyptus flourish over that area and   ostriches and cassowaries from Australia did reproduce.
 In 1867, the exploitation of the garden is sold to the Algerian company for a period of 49 years; the garden was expanded in 1885 under the direction of Charles Riviére with the hill and its forest appearance (80hectares).
 Napoleon visited the site with both awe and amazement in 1865, Karl Max walked there during his stay in 1882, and it inspired Pierre Renoir (1881), it is 1914  ​​Régnier the French Architect draws a French garden, which dates back to current developments.
 In November 1942 the botanical garden is occupied by Allied troops (truck repair shop), then it experienced the bombings of 1943.
It would be important to note that the small baths were found nearby, while in 1860, we could still see the remains of a large oval basin with mosaic floor in the main aisle and a Roman building in the southeast corner.
It goes without saying that Algiers Botanical Garden is one of the most impressive gardens of Algiers, as it has a wide display of tropical flora. There are three different sections of the garden: the American section, the French section and a zoo, moreover, the zoo is home to 100-hectare fores, and what makes it even more appealing is its distance from the blue sea--50 meters.
Located (near the north entrance, Rue Hassiba Ben Bouali: created in 1900 and recently renovated, most recently it hosted two boarders: a boar and a sexagenarian Andean condor "Hector" older than one hundred years.
This garden is situated around a central monumental aisle in terrace, adorned with rows of palm trees, and Washingtonian water body. It is aligned along the axis of the Fine Arts Museum. Three long parallel paths separate French and English gardens: the alley of Dragon Riders and its famous arch (Dracaena draco, ex-aisle palms, planted in 1847), ficus aisle or rubber trees with gnarled and twisted trunks and which the oldest specimen would have had 150 years.
Located in the south-east side, built around a shaded pond, surrounded by large tree creepers that have formed the backdrop in the filming of Tarzan in 1932 with Johnny Weissmuller. The bend of a path, you come face to face ornamented with the sculptures of “Chaouias”  by Emile Gaudissart  (1872-1957).
 All around the boulevard the beautiful avenue coconuts, cross along the offices of the National Agency for Nature (ANN), founded in 1991, ex. National Institute of Agronomic Research of Algeria (INRAA), and the   Agriculture park . Just nearby, a Japanese garden has been landscaped with sugar cane, coffee and Chinese fig.
This Institute has replaced the School of Horticulture in 1978 (founded in 1918), damaged during the earthquake of May 21, 2003,  works of  rehabilitation and reinforcement  are in effect in view of its next  reopening as a  Museum of fauna and flora .
The school was founded in 1918, damaged during the earthquake of May 21, 2003, is currently undergoing rehabilitation and reinforcement for its reopening.
Sooth to say that Nature lovers throughout the world can find their way once in Algiers to a “Paradise on Earth” and will surely enjoy the site's attractions as well as marvel at God's various creatures. It is Algeria’s oldest botanical garden and one of the country's most celebrated landmarks. It is home to thousands of plant and animal species.
The garden sits on more than 32 hectares of land. It enjoys a tropical microclimate, which is favourable to the flora and fauna imported from Africa and North America.
 *Sill standing as a perennial witness to both the Grandeur and Beauty of Algiers the White, is the Botanical Garden of El Hamma in Dowtown Algiers.


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