Whether you're into botany or not, a visit to these gardens is truly wonderful.
Green and fascinating.
Located on the main campus of the University of Venezuela, it's an interesting place indeed, with more than 2500 species (half endemic to the country). You can sit and relax in its lush green spaces, or take part in group activities such as yoga or tai chi. There are hundred-year old trees and a small artificial lake shaped like the map of Venezuela. The garden started to take shape in 1945 thanks to botanist Tobías Lasse, who put all his effort into creating a true botanical garden for Caracas, but it didn't open its doors until a decade later in 1958. Today it occupies almost 173 acres and contains the Botanical Institute of Venezuela, named after the man who so fought for its creation.