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  • Forstbotanischer Garten Tharandt
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    Forstbotanischer Garten Tharandt

    The Forstbotanischer Garten Tharandt (tr. Forest Botanical Garden of Tharandt; 33.4 hectares), also known as the Sächsisches Landesarboretum (tr. Saxony State Arboretum), is an arboretum maintained by the Dresden University of Technology. It is among the oldest arboreta in the world, and is located at Am Forstgarten 1, Tharandt, Saxony, Germany, and open daily except Friday in the warmer months.

    The arboretum was established in 1811 by Heinrich Cotta (1763–1844), founder of the Forestry College in Tharandt. In 1816 it was incorporated into the Royal Saxon Academy of Forestry, and in 1842 augmented by the Schweizerhaus Tharandt, a building in the Swiss style which now houses the arboretum museum. It has subsequently been expanded several times, most recently in 1998 with a new North American section (15 hectares). Today the arboretum contains about 2,000 species and varieties of woody plants.

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Tharandt is a favorite summer resort of the people of Dresden (Dresden vacation rentals | Dresden travel guide), one of its principal charms being the magnificent beech woods which surround it.

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It has a Protestant Church, a hydropathic establishment, and the oldest academy of forestry in Germany, founded by Heinrich Cotta in 1811 together with its arboretum, the Forstbotanischer Garten Tharandt.

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In 2002 a severe flood destroyed much of the academy buildings and the library with some of its more than 500 years old books. The academy was rebuilt and today has about 650 students and is famous for its long traditions of educating students from all over the world in (tropical) forestry, resource management and sustainable land use.

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Tharandt is a municipality in Saxony, Germany, situated on the Weißeritz, 9 miles southwest of Dresden, on the Dresden-Reichenbach railway.

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