The Buenos Aires Botanical Garden, designed by landscape architect Carlos Thays, was opened in September 1898.It is located in the neighbourhood of Palermo, across the street from the Zoo. Although the botanical garden is surrounded by the din of the traffic and the hustle and bustle of a big city, it is an oasis of tranquility, where people can take a respite from their hectic life.

A smiling boy welcomes visitors at the entrance (Avenida Santa Fe 3951)
Hard at work keeping the flowerbeds tidy
This building dates from 1881 and houses the administrative offices
Cats are the most famous residents of the Botanical Garden.
People enjoying the peace and quiet
This Art Nouveau glasshouse (late 19th century) houses tropical species


About the author

Ana Astri-O’Reilly is from Argentina, where she lived until five years ago. She currently lives in Dallas, USA with her British husband, but they move a lot. Previously a translator and English and Spanish teacher, Ana first started writing to share her experiences and adventures with friends and family. She speaks Spanish, English and a smattering of Portuguese.