Recreational functions of botanical gardens and examining sample of Nezahat Gökyiğit botanical garden
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CitationKaraşah, B., ve Var, M., Recreational Functions of Botanical Gardens And Examining Sample of Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanical Garden, "International Caucasian Forestry Symposium ", , 803-809, (2013)
Botanic gardens are a special category of garden, distinctive for their scientific basis, play an important role in bringing together people and plants, providing inspirational planting for people, commitment to plant conservation. They have basically scientific, educational and recreational functions. These functions of botanical gardens varies from country to country as well as within countries too. In this study we revealed the functions of botanical gardens, classified the 30 different botanical gardens according to their functions in the world and examined the Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanical Garden’s recreational functions. We conducted a face-to-face survey with 204 people. In this survey we revealed the users’ expectations, spatial preferences and intended purpose in Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanical Garden. According to results of survey, the first activity choice of the botanic garden’s visitors was to get away from busy city and stress, to be informed about plants and to get breath of fresh air. Understanding how people perceive and use the botanical gardens of Turkey is important to inform future research and strategies.