The Botanical Garden of São Paulo was founded in its current location in 1928 by the botanist Frederico Carlos Hoehne. Today, the Garden is also home to the state's Botanical Institute. Scroll on to disover some highlights which you can explore using Street View.
The Garden of Linnaeus
Built as a tribute to the 18th-century Swedish botanist and zoologist Carl Linnaeus, this garden is laid out in a European style, with box hedges and stone water features.
The Dr. Frederico Carlos Hoehne Orchidarium holds a huge collection of rare orchids from the rainforests of Brazil and across the globe.
This historic gate, dating to 1894, marks the old edge of the state park that covers this site, the Parque Estadual Fontes do Ipiranga.
Take a break in the Garden's Restaurant Orquídea (Orchid Restaurant), that overlooks the clear waters of the Ipiranga Brook.
Garden of the Senses
Take a calming stroll through the Garden of the Senses, created in 2003 to allow everyone to experience the scents and textures of herbs and flowers.
As well as flora, the Gardens also hold a collection of contemporary sculptures, inspired by natural forms.
Natural woods surround much of the Gardens. Keep an eye out for native flora and fauna, including armadillos and howler monkeys.
The Spring Trail
Follow the Trilha da Nascente, or Spring Trail, to find the source of the Ipiranga Brook, Sao Paulo's most famous waterway.
Natural swamps are essential habitats for many of the native plants and animals of Brazil. Unfortunately, many agricultural and horticultural practices put these environments under threat.
Vão do Pavilhão Bienal. by Bienal de São PauloBienal de São Paulo