Ogród botaniczny - Botanical Garden

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Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Ogród botaniczny: Green Eden in the City Aug 02, 2014
The botanic garden of the university is a green oasis in the middle of the city. It is a place to relax and enjoy nature among the other sightseeing. The gardens are well-kept and have a lage assortment of plants from many parts of the world.

What I loved best was the Arboretum with beautiful large trees of many specieses, cool shady paths which offer new views into other parts of the gardens round every bend, the pond with the fountains, and the nymphaeas. The churches on Ostrów Tumski form an impressive skyline in the background. Everywhere you will find benches, many even with tables, to sit and rest.

The greenhouses are rather small and more designed for scientific purposes than for „looks“. Maybe I had expected more flowers, but mid August after several weeks of summer heat is probably not the best time for that.

The main entrance is from ul. Sienkiewica, where the botanic garden also has its own tram stop (lines 0, P, 9, 17 - there also was a 71 passing and some other lines stop round the corner). Hence it is easy to reach. My advice is, however, to combine it with a visit to Ostrów Tumski. There is a second entrance from the southern side which is hardly 100 metres away from the cathedral.

There is a self-service place to get some coffee, icecream and snacks in the gardens - their outdoor seating is pleasant but be warned, their coffee is pathetic. The Cafe Flora at the western end of the gardens has a wider selection of food and drink and should be a better bet, although the hall they are located in is not as charming.

Opening hours: daily 8.00 - 18.00

Entrance fee: 15 PLN for adults, compared to other attractions in Wrocław this isn't cheap, but I consider it absolutely worthwhile.

Timeframe for your visit: Having two hours to play with would not harm, the garden may look small on the map, but it is surprisingly big and varied. Take your time and enjoy.
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