Jardim Botânico: An Oasis of Calm in Rio

By Milli Legrain, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Jardim Botânico, most famous for its name giving Botanical Garden, is an upper middle class neighborhood in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone) with misty hilltops and lush vegetation that provide a dramatic backdrop to this charming historical area, while not being far from Rio's beaches.

Jardim Botânico lies comfortably on the northwest side of the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, to the north of

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