National Garden of Athens

Vasilissis Amalias Ave. 10 Athens


The National Garden is the first organized ornamental park of Modern Hellas. In antiquity, at the same location was the sacred grove of Lyceum. It was created as an extension to the open space of the Palace of Otto and Amalia. The style of the garden jardin paysayer is adapted to Hellenic conditions with elements of jardin classique. The design of the garden began in 1839-1840 with the planting of 15.000 ornamental plants transported from Milan. Subsequent plants were transported from other countries of Europe and Northern Africa. Many Indigenous plant species from various parts of Hellas were also planted. The planting of the garden was organized and supervised by the French garden designer Louis Barauld " the creator of this garden" (Orphanides) and his assistant since 1846 agronomist Friedrich Schmidt. In 1923 the garden became public and was named "National Garden". It occupies an area of 154.000 m2.

Garden opening hours:

Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Children's library opening hours:

Open Tues-Sat 9.00- 15.00

Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Holidays
Published: 30 Mar. 2011
Published by: MyTraveler

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