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Orto Botanico Forestale dell'Abetone, Italy

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Strada Provinciale 20
51021 Abetone PT

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The Orto Botanico Forestale dell'Abetone (1.4 hectares) is a botanical garden located in Fontana Vaccaia, Abetone, Province of Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy.
It is open daily in the warmer months. The garden was inaugurated in 1987, and currently managed by a consortium formed of the Tuscany Region, State Forestry Corps, Mountain Community dell'Appennino Pistoiese, and the Universities of Florence, Pisa and Siena.
It contains about 300 plant species native to the northern Apennine Mountains, including blueberry, gentian, saxifrage, lily, moss and lichen, orchid, primrose, as well as fir, beech, birch, spruce, and willow. Species of interest include Abies alba, Caltha palustris, Fagus sylvatica, Gentiana asclepiadea, Gentiana kochiana, Gentiana purpurea, Gentiana verna, Laburnum anagyroides, Sorbus aucuparia, Picea abies, Pinguicula leptoceras, and Viola palustris.


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Orto Botanico Forestale dell'Abetone

Address: Strada Provinciale 20, 51021 Abetone PT, Italy