Educational Arboretum

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Arboretum Didactic is a naturalistic environmental area found in the museum system of Vaste and Poggiardo. It is located on the slopes of the Serra of Poggiardo, along the road known as “Strada vicinale Santi Stefani”...

Arboretum Didactic is a naturalistic environmental area found in the museum system of Vaste and Poggiardo. It is located on the slopes of the Serra of Poggiardo, along the road known as “Strada vicinale Santi Stefani”, at a short distance from the rupestrian church of the same name and from the Paleo-Christian archaelogical complex of Fondo Giuliano, and covers an area of almost a hectare. The unusual concentration of numerous plant species that characterize the habitat of the Serre Salentine, has offered an opportunity for the creation of a park, designed to conserve the Mediterranean maquis ecosystem, as well as of the creation of an educational itinerary that would enable it for the public use, with particular attention to school students, researchers, tourists and nature lovers.
The area includes wide open spaces where you can peacefully admire a complex of forms, scents and colours of the natural surroundings. Benches have been put along the paths, as well as didactic information, that describes various herbs, trees and plant shrubs. The most common are red cyprus, strawberry tree, myrtle, Rosemary, thyme and mastic tree.
Thanks to the presence of actual outdoor classrooms, the Arboretum is also used for important initiatives linked to environmental education and of safeguarding biodiversity such as biologic apiculture course.

Latitudine 40° 3'31.03"N
Longitudine 18°23'45.88"E

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