It was created from the 1950s by horticulturist Anthony Hunte in an unusual sink-hole-like gully. It contains a notable recreation of Caribbean forest and includes a plant collection of international importance.
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The San Juan Botanical Garden, also known as the Botanical Garden of the University of Puerto Rico, is located in the Caribbean city of San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico. This lush 300-acre (1.2 km2) “urban garden” of native and exotic flora serves as a laboratory for the study, conservation and enrichment of plants, trees, flowers, grasses and many other plants. Seventy-five acres are landscaped and open to the general public as well as researchers.
The entrance is located off the south side of the intersection of Highway 1 and Road 847 in Río Piedras. The “Bosque Urbano del Nuevo Milenio” or (Urban Forest of the New Millennium), a project for the conservation and growth of the urban forest, is on the eastern side of the Botanical Garden.