Dying botanical garden highlights Venezuela's decay
Dead palm trees and a dried-up lagoon are what you see when you enter Caracas's botanical garden. A UNESCO Wormore
Dried palm leaves are seen at the botanical gardens. While Caracas neighborhoods go weeks without water due tomore
The remains of a greenhouse. The gardens were once an idyllic spot in Caracas's chaotic center where students more
A volunteer of a group, helping with maintenance works, carries a piece of tree at the botanical garden. As thmore
A vandalized car is seen in the herbarium. "Even the cactuses need water though people don't believe it," Jan more
A flowering water lily is seen in a greenhouse. Crumbling infrastructure and lack of investments have hit Venemore
Dead palm trees are seen at the botanical garden. The gardens have a miniscule annual budget of 200 million bomore
The gardens' largest lake (pictured), built in the shape of Venezuela and covered in giant flowering water lilmore
Although the gardens have received donations of water tanks and volunteer help, Tillett said it was harder evemore
Partially dried Bromeliads leaves are seen in a greenhouse. Last year, looters stripped the gardens of their emore
The remains of the Venezuelan National Guard post. Looters even stole the walls and roofs from guard houses. more
Books that belonged to Swiss-born geographer and botanist Henri Pittier are seen in the herbarium. The gardensmore
Dead palm trees are seen at the botanical garden. "There's no money," Avendano said. "But we still haven't stomore
A broken fence is seen in a greenhouse. REUTERS/Marco Bello
A dried-up lagoon is seen at the entrance of the botanical garden. REUTERS/Marco Bello
Water lilies are seen in a half empty lagoon built in the shape of Venezuela. REUTERS/Marco Bello
Partially dried Bromeliads leaves are seen in a greenhouse. REUTERS/Marco Bello
A flowering water lily is seen in a half-empty lagoon built in the shape of Venezuela. REUTERS/Marco Bello
A Venezuelan National Guard member walks at the entrance of the botanical garden. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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