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Botanic Gardens - Warsaw University

I went to The Warsaw Botanic Gardens on a bicycle ride around Warsaw on Sunday May 20th, 2007.  It鈥檚 a great place to spend a nice, peaceful morning wandering.  The gardens are located next to Park azienki about half an hour from my place by bus.  They have a beautiful collection on plants and flowers.  At this time of year the peonies and rhododendrons were amazing.


The Botanical Garden of Warsaw University is a fantastic reminder of the past. The University, which was founded in 1818, received 22 hectares of land separated from 艁azienki Park from Czar Alexander I. Originally, there were over 10.000 plant species in the garden. Until the1830s Warsaw's botanical garden was regarded as the best of its kind in Europe.


Through the years, the gardens have lost most of their land, but have increased greatly in species.  Today, some 100,000 species and varieties of trees and bushes and 600,000 species of herbaceous plants grow on 4.5 hectares of land at 4 Ujazdowskie Ave. The garden can be visited from the beginning of April to the end of October by anyone looking for a calm place to contemplate beautiful flowers and greenery.


The gardens are easily accessible by public transportation and are also easily reached by bicycle.

Devika1985 says:
great! I like this!
Posted on: Sep 19, 2007
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Botanic Gardens - Warsaw University
Botanic Gardens - Warsaw University
photo by: EmyG