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Aswan Botanical Garden

4,650 people, including 75 tourists, visit Aswan Botanical Garden

Mon, June 18, 2018 19:19

ASWAN, Egypt, June 18, 2018 (MENA) – Deputy head of Aswan Botanical Garden Gamal el Orouba said that 4,650 people including 75 tourists visited the garden during Eidul Fitr holidays.

In statements on Monday, he noted that the garden, also known as Kitchener's Island, includes a huge amount of rare plants.

The garden that was established 115 years ago is always visited by Egyptian citizens and tourists during the holidays and vacations, he further said.

British consul Lord Horatio Kitchener, who was fond of gardens, turned the island in the 1890s into a botanical garden, importing exotic plants and trees which flourished in the Aswan climate.

The botanical garden was constructed in 1899 and turned into an experimental station for plants from equatorial regions in 1928.

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