The Botanical Garden of Quito is located in the and
large and popular La Carolina Park.
From all the different
ecosystems of the country representative plants are shown. Here the
rare Frailejon plant or Espelitia from the high paramo regions of
the northern Andes are exhibited.
Trees are also planted
on the grounds. To the left, the only coniferous tree specie of the
country, the Podocarpus from the southern Andes can be admired. The
pumachaqui is another native tree found in various regions of the
another plant family found throughout Ecuador, from the Andes
down to the tropical regions.
Two more beautiful
species of bromeliads found in the more tropical regions.
greenhouses a cloudforest is represented by various
representative plants of this species rich ecosystem. Water
plays a pivotal role in this biome.
A large part inside the
greenhouses is dedicated to the orchids with many species shown.
Two more of those
beautiful flowers admired worldwide by flower lovers.
Sections with planted orchids
dominate the inside part of the gardens.
Outside trails and small
ponds complement the gardens.