The botanical gardens of Brazil are developing into permanent exhibitions of the flora of the regions in which they are located.
of the White Sea, which is a botanical limit for many species).
Besides the Belt there are several parks and reserves, including botanical and acclimatization gardens, the so-called Ocean Beach, and two race-courses.
It stands on a wooded hill, its botanical gardens commanding a fine view westward of the bay and rock of St Michel.
The public buildings include the palace of the governor-general, situated in a spacious botanical and zoological garden, the large military hospital, the cathedral of St Joseph, the Paul Bert college, and the theatre.