The Balkan Botanical Garden of Kroussia

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Hilary

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The Balkan Botanical Garden of Kroussia
« on: July 04, 2022, 07:19:16 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ,ΒΒΚΚ

We visited this Botanic Garden at the beginning of June on what felt like a very hot day. I don't know if my photos do the plants or the garden justice. The garden is divided into about twenty different categories and I surely missed some of them.

I will start with the Arboretum which is situated in the natural oak forest   .and jump to a different category each day to avoid boredom.  Sometimes I have the names of the plant and other times not

A photo of the notice board and two photos from the arboretum
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2022, 04:56:05 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

A rose in an ornamental flower bed
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2022, 04:54:57 AM »
 BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

In the forest area of the garden there is an area devoted to plants which live on high mountains
Here are some photos of the area and Sedum ochroleucum, European stonecrop.

I like that the notice writes where the plant was collected, Pieria, the home of  Mount Olympus

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2022, 09:48:59 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

Below the Visitors Centre there are grassy walks between long roped off strips where it seems plant life does as it will or can

The photos are of a general view of the garden down towards the forest.
A general view up the hill towards the Visitors Centre
A photo of bright purple flowers being visited by very busy butterflies
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2022, 09:16:39 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

The Orchard

I was so busy looking for flowers to snap I didn’t take much notice of the orchard. You can see some of it in this photo
I suspect the trees might be almond trees in which case they would be spectacular in the spring.

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2022, 07:58:59 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

Plants threatened with extinction

In one area of the garden there was this notice and what looked like new plant labels with the Latin name of the plant and where it originated

Helichrysum amorginum

Classified as EN endangered
This plant is only found in the wild on the island of Amorgos and one or two islands near by   

Please note. I quote
“The Balkan Botanic Garden of Kroussia is authorized by the Ministry of Rural Development and Food for the collection of native species from all over the country.
These specimens are then transferred and propagated at the Institute of Plant   Genetic Resources of the Hellenic   Agricultural Organization.
The propagated material results from research into the biological cycle of each plant and is finally established in the planting areas of the Garden”
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2022, 05:05:06 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

The garden seems to have gone through at least three phases of labelling. I found a couple of the labels stating
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ ΕΝΔΗΜΙΚΟ , GREEK ENDEMIC

Lomelosia minoana subsp.minoana

The label states that this plant originated in the Regional Unit of Heraklion, Crete
Elsewhere I read that it grows between 450 m and 1500m 

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2022, 04:48:38 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

TULIPSGR, TULIPS OF GREECE

No flowers today but a photo of tidy, well labelled pots containing tulip bulbs

The plant label shows Tulip.gr logo for the letter U

Here is their website link where you can see any number of photos of Greek Tulips and much information
https://tulips.gr/en/
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2022, 05:00:33 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

The arboretum in the forest area
 
Betula pendula, Silver Birch

Why didn't I take a photo of the tree trunk and its silver bark?
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2022, 09:07:44 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ
In the forest area of the garden there is an area devoted to plants which live on high mountains

Sempervivum marmoreum
subsp. marmoreum

This plant originated from the Larisa area

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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2022, 05:04:27 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

A pale orange rose in one of the ornamental flower beds
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Re: The Balkan Botanical Garden of Kroussia
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2022, 05:04:01 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

Helichrysum stoechas subsp. barrelieri

The label informs us that this plant originated from Κεφαλονιά, Kefalonia
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2022, 09:51:07 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

The Orchard

I don't know the name of these trees and if they are considered part of the orchard, they must look lovely when they are in blossom in the spring.

They probably are Prunus cerasus, Sour cherry
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Re: The Balkan Botanical Garden of Kroussia
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2022, 05:01:27 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

Plants threatened with extinction
In one area of the garden there was this notice and what looked like new plant labels with all the Latin name and where that particular plant originated

Campanula saxatilis subsp cytherea
This plant is declared VU, Vulnerable and originates from Kythera,. Κύθηρα

Please note. I quote
Quote
“The Balkan Botanic Garden of Kroussia is authorized by the Ministry of Rural Development and Food for the collection of native species from all over the country.
These specimens are then transferred and propagated at the Institute of Plant   Genetic Resources of the Hellenic   Agricultural Organization.
The propagated material results from research into the biological cycle of each plant and is finally established in the planting areas of the Garden”

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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: The Balkan Botanical Garden of Kroussia
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2022, 04:52:11 AM »
BALKAN BOTANICAL GARDEN OF KROUSSIA
ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΚΡΟΥΣΣΙΩΝ

The garden seems to have gone through at least three phases of labelling. I found a couple of the labels state
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ ΕΝΔΗΜΙΚΟ , GREEK ENDEMIC

Scutellaria hirta

The label states that this plant   originated from the Regional Unit of Rethymno

Elsewhere I read that it grows between 1200m to 2400m

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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care