In our travel to Istanbul in Turkey from 28th ofr April to 1Th of May of 2008, the three Belgian, Turkish and Spanish schools have visited the arboretum "Atatürk" in the neibourhood of Istanbul. From Spain, four teachers and five students have participated in this meeting.







 The wonderful park have species of all the worl, specially from Europe, North America and Asia. The plants which stand out more for us are in the following photos.


Atatürk arboretum

Jardín botánico Atatürk

Atatürk arboretum

Jardín botánico Atatürk

Viburnum davidii, from China


Buxus sempervirens, from Europe and Anatolia


Cheiranthus cheiri, from Anatolia

Abies nordmandiana, from Caucasus

Prunus laurocerasus, from Anatolia

liriodendron tulipifera, from EEUU


Magnolia soulangiana, from China

Nuphar luteum, from Middle Europe

Cercis canadensis, from Canada

Ginkgo biloba, from China


Acer platanoides, from Europe

Abies pinsapo, from Southest mountains of Spain

Betula pendula, from Turkey

Rhododendron ponticum, from Anatolia


Acer palmatum, from Japan

Feijoa Sellowiana, from Uruguay

Taxodium distichum, from EEUU

Liquidambar styraciflua, from Central America


Ficus carica, from Southwest Asia

Magnolia liliflora, from China

Salix caprea, from Europe

Malus purpurea, hybrid of two species of Malus of the mediterranean area


Corylus avellana, from Europe

Cedrus atlantica, from Morocco

Aesculus hippocastanum, from India, Iran, Caucasus and Anatolia

Cupressus sempervirens, from eastern mediterranean area