Along the whole region agricultural crops predominate. There
are pasture lands and secondary vegetation spots and some zones
of natural grasslands with secondary vegetation too. Wild vegetation
is quite affected by the above-mentioned crops and only the seminatural
vegetation associated to river beds is worth mentioning. Cienfuegos
Botanical Garden, second in importance in the country, is located
near the city of Cienfuegos. It was inaugurated in 1901 through
collaboration with Harvard University.