Sunday, March 29, 2009

Botanic Garden

Botanic Garden
basic information

This botanic garden close to Sapporo's city center belongs to the Hokkaido University and primarily serves a scientific and educational purpose. It is also a pleasant place to take a break or to have a (non-alcoholic) picnic.

Established in 1886, the Botanic Garden preserves a small part of the forest which formerly covered the Ishikari Plain. In addition, there is an alpine garden, a greenhouse, a small Ainu museum and several other minor attractions.

Note that an admission fee applies, and that during the winter month, only the greenhouse remains open to the public.

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