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Wuppertal, Germany - 22nd July 2015

By: olgamaus

Hi Mum,
we visited the Botanical Garden today. It is located on a ridge in the bottom of Wupper valley. You can reach it from the city centre within a few minutes walking, also from my current home. This ridge is called "Hardt", it contains a lovely landscape park, the Botanical Garden, severeal playgrounds and an open air theatre.

We went through the park first.

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Soon the entrance area of the Botanical garden was reached.

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The garden dates to 1890 when a botanical school garden was first created on a smaller terrain. Between 1908-1910 it relocated to today's site, the Villa of a textile manufactor named Eller, a former country house which contained a villa (built 1820), orangery, residential and farm buildings. Elise Tower was built in 1838 A.D. as the garden's focal point.

This is the villa, containing a nice café, and Elise Tower.

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I saw a pond with water plants.

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These are Angel's trumpets, originally from South America. Angel's trumpets are beautiful flowers, but extremely poisonous.

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This is a bog garden with carnivorous plants.

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Elise Tower has a twin - an insect hotel built in the same style.

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Blooming flowers everywhere!

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Here the villa once more.

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The villa is decorated with lots of beautiful mosaic.

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You can also find greenhouses with different kinds of plants here. It was too warm to have a look inside. Maybe another time, Katja promised.

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On some days you can climb to the outlook platform of Elise Tower. There is even a wedding chamber, marrying on Elise Tower is very popular here in Wuppertal.

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Katja had planned to meet a former colleague and friend in the city, so we set out on our way back. We stopped once more at an outlook point with a good view across the city in the valley.

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This is a church close to the park.

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Katja even showed us a part of the large building site in the city.

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Cheers!

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Bye
Mishuta

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