The National Garden Athens

The National Garden is situated in the capital of Greece, Athens, between the regions of Kolonaki and Pangrati and behind the Greek Parliament, aka the Old Palace. The garden circle some ruins, columns, mosaics and the busts of Greece's first governor Ioannis Kapodistrias, banker Jean-Gabriel Eynard who was very enthusiastic about the Greek War of Independence, as well as Greek poet Dionysios Solomos who is the author of the Greek National Hymn, and Greek poet Aristotelis Valaoritis. The garden was designed by the German agronomist Friedrich Schmidt, and the entrance was relocated to the 12 Palms section and renamed Queen Amalia Avenue in her honor. More than 500 species of plants and various animals can be seen in the 15.5-hectare garden.