Friday, January 21, 2011
Olympia Gets Botanical Garden
plan for a Botanical Garden
Ancient Olympia archaeological site
was approved by the
Central Archaeological Council
. The "Olympic Botanical Garden" will be planted in a 6-acre plot between the
and the Olympia Hill and will be used for educational purposes.
It will contain plants native to the area, plus 6,000 bushes of aromatic and medicinal herbs, with signs providing scientific and historical information, as well as its mythological connotations.
The project - at an estimated cost of €150,000 - is sponsored by the Municipality of Munich in Germany, which in 2007, following the devastating fires in the
, pledged to help.
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