Friday, April 22, 2011

Lystigardur Akureyrar -- One of the Northernmost Botanical Gardens in the World


Near the Arctic Circle one can find botanical gardens. This one in northern Iceland has many native, as well as non-native plants. To see a listing of plants native to Iceland, click here.

The Botanical Gardens are very popular with the local population and with tourists who would rather see native flora beauty instead of the sulphur mud pots in the countryside (Hverarönd). (I've seen both.)































































6 comments:

CARLOS said...

It is amazing to see so close to the North Pole, this show of spring. Good photos. Greetings.

Sailor said...

Beautiful garden and wonderful pictures!

JM said...

I agree with Carlos, it's amazing and unexpected!

Cezar and Léia said...

The girl is adorable and I'm delighted by this brilliant set of flowers!
Hugs
Léia

magda said...

Hi my dear friend Margaret
Great photos as a heading!!!
This gardens are a paradise !!! So nice place !!!
Wide varietyplants!!!
Your photos and the girl are wonterful!!!
Many greetings

Melody said...

The gardens are just Beautiful!! I love the little girl. You have a really good eye.