For anyone travelling to Berlin in the next few months, let me tell you something - there's one spot you should visit before you leave our city: The Botanical Gardens. It's not a very touristic spot, ins tead it is an oasis of peace. You'll love it, trust me!
And here's the beauty in full effect:
The amazing Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Gardens and Botanical Museum is a botanical garden in with an area of 43 hectares and around 22,000 different plant species - which means: every flower you can imagine! The garden was constructed between 1897 and 1910, under the guidance of architect Adolf Engler in order to present exotic plants returned from German colonies.
Today, the garden is part of the Free University of Berlin. The Botanical Museum (Botanisches Museum), with a large herbarium (Herbarium Berolinense) and a large scientific library, is attached to the garden.
The complex consists of several buildings and glass-houses, such as the Cactus Pavilion and the Pavilion Victoria (which features a collection of orchids, carnivorous plants and giant white water lily Victoria-Seerosen). The total area of all glass-houses is 6,000 m². The garden's open-air areas, sorted by geographical origin, have a total area of 13 hectares. The garden's arboretum is 14 hectares.