The University of Barcelona publishes the botanical guide to the Ferran Soldevila garden of the UB
This 2023, Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona has published the long-awaited botanical guide on what is one of the most unknown jewels of the city of Barcelona, the Ferran Soldevila garden.
Integrated into the historic building of the University, the garden has almost 250 species that present a synthesis of the rich variety of ornamental and street plants, in which allochthonous or exotic flora is combined with that which grows spontaneously everywhere of the country.
This guide catalogs the garden plants in sheets that include the scientific name of each, a brief morphological description accompanied by photographs, the geographical distribution and ecology, an indication of the period of flowering and fruiting, and even data on the its uses and some historical note. The book also contains indexes of scientific names and names in Catalan, a glossary and, inside the flap, a detailed map which, in addition to allowing you to locate and identify the plants while walking around the garden, offers information about the flora and the visits guided tours in the Historic Building.
From the Jardí Botànic Marimurtra we encourage you to visit the historic and unique garden of the University of Barcelona accompanied by this friendly guide who will enlighten you about the species that live there and will certainly enrich your visit to this wonderful corner of Barcelona.
About the authors:
Cèsar Blanché i Vergés (Barcelona, 1958) is professor of Botany at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona and full academician of the Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Catalonia. Researcher in the field of conservation biology of threatened plants and member of the Plant Biosystems Research Group and the Teaching Innovation Group in Botany Applied to Pharmacy, he has also been patron of the Carl Faust Foundation of the Marimurtra Botanical Garden Blanes He is co-author of several projects using university gardens as a teaching resource.
Ramon Maria Masalles i Saumell (Blancafort, Conca de Barberà, 1948) is a retired professor of Botany at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona and a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona. Co-author of the Flora manual dels Països Catalans, his research has focused on geobotany, and particularly on the study of non-native flora and the herbaceous communities of Catalonia. He has taught the master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and is currently patron of the Carl Faust Foundation of the Marimurtra Botanic Garden in Blanes.