The Sitio Roberto Burle Marx is a Center for Landscaping, Botany and Nature Conservation studies inserted in a vegetation region native to the Pedra Branca Massif, west of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Built by the architect Roberto Burle Marx in his residence in the citys West Zone, the site Burle Marx offers its 365 thousand square meters in a trip by beautiful gardens. The landscape brought together one of the most important collections of tropical and subtropical plants in the world, which has more than 3,500 species. This large set of live plants adapted perfectly to the habitual nature of the site, consisting of mangroves, sandbank and the Atlantic Forest.
It owns a botanical and landscape collection that includes about three thousand five hundred cultivated species, with emphasis on native tropical plants of Brazil. Recognized as one of the most important collections of living plants in the world, testimony to the profound changes suffered by nature in the country.
During the tours of the park will be presented to the visitors the species that inhabit it and tell the story of this important Brazilian architect and landscape designer. In addition to a tour of the botanical part of the space, visitors will also discover architecture, studio paintings and personal collections of Burle Marx plants. There is also the Burle Marx House museum, which preserves 3,125 pieces, including rare objects of art and craft gathered along the landscape of life.