Decision : CONF 208 VIII.C
Inscription: The Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua (Italy)
The Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii), considering that the Botanical Garden of Padua is the original of all botanical gardens throughout the world, and represents the birth of science, of scientific exchanges, and understanding of the relationship between nature and culture. It has made a profound contribution to the development of many modern scientific disciplines, notably botany, medicine, chemistry, ecology, and pharmacy.