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Jardim Desértico


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The garden has 2,590 m² and more than 1,000 plants characterized by the presence of thorns, small and waxy leaves, and long roots. Photo: João Marcos Rosa/Nitro

Inspired by the desert landscapes of Mexico as well as by the arid and semiarid regions in Brazil, the garden counts on some 120 species adapted to hot environments with restricted water access, as is the case for groups of Cactaceae, Crassulaceae, and Euphorbiaceae.

Placed at the Viveiro Educador, the garden is signed by landscape designer Pedro Nehring and makes us think about the use of water in landscape designing, as well as of the thorns, pellicles, fleshy leaves, and other strategies the plants use to survive to adverse conditions.

Jardim Desértico Inhotim
Climate and soil conditions make plants present varied forms of adaptation. Photo: João Marcos Rosa/Nitro

Jardim Desértico Inhotim
Thorns are modified leaves that protect the plant and avoid the loss of water. Photo: João Marcos Rosa/Nitro



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