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Malmerendi Park
Malmerendi Park

The park, today botanic garden and the “living part” of the Natural Science Museum, was created on the land of the ex Paganini-Paganelli nursery in the early 1980’s while it was still partially occupied with plants. These were maintained as far as possible, as can still be seen in the “geometric” plan of several sectors, such as that of the holm oak and the various conifers of the eastern side. Almost only autochthonous species were used in the new plantations, spontaneous flora of Romagna with evident didactic and naturalistic intentions. The plants are marked with different coloured cards: green for the autochthonous species, black for exotic plants and white for Italian plants not found in Romagna (such as the Sardinian periwinkle). Amongst the pre-existing plants there is a considerably tall Sequoia sempervirens, whose bearing has not been altered by several pruning interventions (not even the lower branches that touch the ground, giving a very pleasant effect) and that remains in excellent health. Amongst the autochthonous plants there are the turkey-cork oak (Quercus crenata), belonging to a rare species protected by the Regional law n.2/'77; the examples in question are probably the only existing in Faenza. The park is organised according to scientific, didactic and ecological criteria: proof of this is the small area behind the building, left totally to its spontaneous evolution (not even the lawn is mown) in order to provide refuge for the entomological fauna (insects) and to observe their changes and, in time, the various vegetal successions from the lawn and beyond.
Size: 10.266 square metres
Number of Plants: around 280

  • Address
    Via Medaglie d'Oro, 51
    48018 Faenza RA
  • Area: Periphery
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