In 1836, Friedrich von Gaerthner, the Bavarian architect, chose the Analabi’s hill – today’s
– as the most suitable area to construct the palace of the King Otto, of the
newly established Greek state.The area of
“Exechorou” as it was called was the perfect choice topographically, climaticly
and socially and was about half a million m2.
Surrounding buildings:Egyptian Embassy – Ministry of Foreign Affairs – French Embassy – Italian Embassy – Benaki Museum – The Maximos Mansion – The Presidential Mansion – The Parliament (Old Palace).
– Children Library – Bouzi Botanical Museum
Garden Plants The configuration and planting of the Garden took place gradually. In the beginning, 15,000 ornamental plants, were from transferred from
in 1839 for the
planting of the first part of the garden (30acres). Genoa
Garden Birds The
iw an oasis in the concrete
metropolis for the winged world of National Garden .
The best known winged inhabitants are the sparrow, the owl, the robin, the magpie,
the hoopoe. The birds come in the garden because they find abundant food and
nesting sites. Athens
Created by Agapi Ariadni Polymeropoulou - Translated by Niki Katsari