Brazil landscape garden Sitio Burle Marx gets UNESCO World Heritage status
On 27th July 2021, Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro has received a new international distinction as UNESCO added landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx’s former home to its list of World Heritage sites.
- The garden has over 3,500 species of plants native to Rio and is considered a laboratory for botanical and landscape experimentation.
UNESCO said in a statement.
- “The garden is characterized by sinuous forms, exuberant mass planting, architectural plant arrangements, dramatic colour contrasts, use of tropical plants, and the incorporation of elements of traditional folk culture.”
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