The Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens is a unique place in Buenos Aires (actually I get the impression that everything in Buenos Aires is unique). It is a private garden (entry fee is 50 pesos) that will transport you all the way to Japan. It is without a doubt the most beautiful Japanese garden I've seen outside of Japan. In the center is a lake with an island which you can access by a traditional Japanese bridge and there are trees, paths, and a teahouse where they offer green tea and dorayaki served in the traditional way by a staff dressed in kimonos and yukatas. I think they also hold tea ceremonies here sometimes. In addition, there's a little souvenir shop and a nursery. As well as being a garden, it also has the role of a kind of cultural center where all kinds of activities related to Japan take place. And if that wasn't enough, there's even a Japanese restaurant! If you've been to Japan and want a little reminder of what it was like, or if you're just interested in Japanese culture, it's the perfect place to visit.
The Buenos Aires Botanical Garden occupies 7 acres between the noisy avenues of Santa Fe and Las Heras, in the heart of Palermo. This is your chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some peace and quiet, admiring the design that was made 100 years ago by one of the greatest Argentinian landscapers, Carlos Thays. Within the garden you'll find species of plants from Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe and America, but what truly stands out is the flora from the Argentina provinces, with 3 styles of garden (French, Roman and Japanese) and 5 wonderful iron-framed greenhouses. A beautiful place to go to get away from the city.