Step Outside and Discover the Botanical Garden of São Paulo

Explore this Vital Brazilian Institution with Street View

By Google Arts & Culture

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 Orchidarium

The Dr. Frederico Carlos Hoehne Orchidarium holds a huge collection of rare orchids from the rainforests of Brazil and across the globe.

Portão Histórico

This historic gate, dating to 1894, marks the old edge of the state park that covers this site, the Parque Estadual Fontes do Ipiranga.

Restaurant Orquídea

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.

Sculpture Park

As well as flora, the Gardens also hold a collection of contemporary sculptures, inspired by natural forms.

Natural Woods

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 Swamp

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

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