Many of those spaces – such as the Jardín Botánico, Parque Centenario and even the Plaza de Mayo – were designed by the French architect, nature lover and landscaper Charles “Carlos” Thays.
Thays came to Argentina in 1889 and by 1891 had already taken charge of the city’s parks and sidewalks system. He was largely responsible for planting the trees that so enchantingly line the streets you walk today. You can find a bust of him in the Jardín Botánico. If you appreciate all things green and the urban landscaping scene, then you this post is for you.
The exhibit runs through December 6. Details follow:
Where: Centro Cultural Recoleta, Junín 1930
When: M-F 2-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-9pm, until December 6
*Kudos to my favorite tree nerd for pointing this out.