8/13/2010

Antalya to host Europe’s largest botanic garden

Dunya - The Mediterranean’s most popular holiday destination will soon have the largest botanic garden of Europe, adding another sightseeing spot to the tour maps of millions of tourists visiting the Turkish Riviera. 

 

The garden, which is to be founded by the Antalya Commodity Exchange (ATB) with the participation of various municipalities, NGOs, universities and trade bodies, will span over 263 hectares of land and cost USD 15 million. The garden will be named Zeytin Park (Olive Garden), after the olive groves situated on the site.

 

The garden project will exhibit Antalya’s agricultural and botanical diversity, as well as its historical, cultural and ecological heritage to its visitors with various recreational activities.

turkey; antalya; agriculture; tourism industry; mediterranean; zeytin park; botanic garden; atb; antalya commodity exchange

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