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Jardín Botánico de Medellín Joaquín Antonio Uribe
The name of Medellín's Botanical Garden honors the educator, naturalist and writer Joaquín Antonio Uribe (Antioquia, 1858 - 1935). It was inaugurated on the 19th of April 1972 in the frame of the 7th World Conference of Orchidology. It spans over 14 hectares in an area that the inhabitants of Medellín used to call El Bosque (The Forest), which was a traditional place of recreation in the north of the city, to ride donkeys or to row in its small lake.
After a process of renovation from 2005 to 2007, the Botanical Gardens became a center of culture and environmental and botanical education.
Its new Orquidearum José Jerónimo Triana, constructed on the traces of the former one, is the result of a competition of architectural ideas. The winning design is by Plan B and JPRCR, offices of the Antioquian architects Alejandro Bernal, Felipe Mesa, J. Paul Restrepo and Camilo Restrepo.
43 Salón (inter) Nacional de Artistas, Medellín, Colombia