The Systematic Garden
In this part of the garden you can walk along the evolutionary paths of the flowering plants and enjoy the fascinating and colourful results of plant history.
Throughout the 130 million years of flowering plants, the close co-evolution with pollinating insects has been the main factor shaping the great variation of colours, forms and scents that exist among flowering plants today. The Systematic Garden is organized for people to experience some of the major developmental lines that this evolution has led to. The Systematic Garden consists of 50 “rooms”, each containing one or a few closely related plant families. The arrangement of rooms and the openings linking them reflect the relationships between different groups of plants. The further apart two rooms are placed the less related are the plants within them.
The Systematic Garden displays around 1000 species. In addition to the rich variation of flowers, this section offers a brilliant opportunity to study other adaptations in plants, like fruit types and seed dispersal mechanisms.