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Author Topic: Places to see in Santiago de Chile?  (Read 3989 times)

Janne

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Places to see in Santiago de Chile?
« on: November 20, 2006, 12:10:58 AM »
I was wondering if anyone might know any botanically interesting places to visit near santiago? Or is it enough just to get outside of the city into the mountains and exotic species rich areas are everywhere. Is there there a major differences between north- and southslopes on the mountains. Any help or comments are appreciated!

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Janne

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Re: Places to see in Santiago de Chile?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006, 11:16:07 AM »
Dear Janne,
Just go to the ski-resorts near Santiago (La Parva / El Colorado /
Farellones and Valle Nevado for instance). Here (and when driving to these places) you will surely find a lot of interesting andine species. Before you do that I would recommend to look for " Plantas Altoandinas " by Hoffmann, Kalin Arroyo, Liberona, Munoz and Watson. There is a difference between south- and northfacing slopes - the northfacing ones are much hotter and dryer. This can be noted especially when visiting the two parts of the Parque Nacional La Campana - also not far vom Santiago.
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Gerd
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Re: Places to see in Santiago de Chile?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2006, 07:37:21 PM »
I had a day to spare in Santiago a couple of years ago. I hired a taxi for the day (this was recommended in an article I read in NARGS' Riock Garden Quarterly) and went up to one of the ski resort areas closest to the city. Didn't cost more than 50-60 for about an 8 hour trip, no stress from driving in the city and the flowers were out of this world. And, yes, the Hoffmann book is essential....

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Re: Places to see in Santiago de Chile?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2006, 09:33:50 PM »
A warm welcome to the new SRGC forum to you all. I will keep all your advice in mind, lest I should find myself with a day or two spare on Santiago de Chile!! I wish!!
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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