9APRGrade 3: Botanical GardenField Trip
HSTrip – Stavroupoli Botanical Garden, Grade 3
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Stavroupoli Botanical Garden is a “green” oasis in Western Thessaloniki. Its role is to get the people of Thessaloniki aware of the beauty that a Botanical Garden can bring to city neighborhoods, to teach them the importance of Environmental Studies, and most important of all, get people to love “green spaces.”
It is now commonly realized that “green spaces” are the element that is missing from Thessaloniki. The Municipality of Stavroupoli realizing this need created back in 2002 the Stavroupoli Botanical Garden in a 5,000 square-metre site in the area of Ano Ilioupoli. It was funded exclusively by the Stavroupoli Munucipality and is the first Municipal Botanic Garden in Greece. It is made up of 8 different thematic parts, including a 6 m high Green House with tropical plants, a waterfall and 3 ponds. The Municipality’s idea is to expand on the idea and create a Metropolitan Park of 35 hectares, in which the Botanical Garden will play a prominent role.