Giardino Botanico Alpino Saussurea

Giardino Botanico Alpino Saussurea

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Giardino Botanico Alpino Saussurea or Jardin botanique alpin Saussurea (7000 m ) is an alpine botanical garden located at Pavillon du Mont Fr ty, first station for the Mont Blanc cable car, in Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy. It describes itself as Europe's highest botanical garden, at 2173 meters above sea level, and is open daily in the warmer months. The garden opened in 1987, and named after the flower Saussurea alpina which honors pioneering alpinist Horace-B n dict de Saussure (1740-1799). It is managed by the State Forestry Corps and the Autonomous Region of Valle d'Aosta. The garden is situated on a high ridge south of Mont Blanc, and contains a rockery, alpine pasture, talus slopes, and wetlands. Snow covers the area for 8 to 9 months per year, to a depth of 3-4 meters, disappearing in late June.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613591636X
  • 9786135916362