Botanical Garden, Zagreb

Botanical Garden, Zagreb

The Zagreb Botanical Garden, established in 1889 by University of Zagreb Professor Antun Heinz, is situated in the heart of Zagreb. It officially opened in 1891 and is a part of the University's Faculty of Science. Spanning approximately five hectares, the garden sits 120 meters above sea level and hosts a diverse collection of over 10,000 plant species, including 1,800 exotic varieties.

A notable feature of the garden is its arboretum, which mimics the design of traditional English landscape gardens and showcases a wide array of trees and shrubs from across the globe. The western section near the glasshouses displays a flower parterre arranged in the French style, known for its precise geometric patterns, including a variety of annuals, perennials, and roses.

The garden also focuses on the native flora of Croatia, organizing indigenous plants in a manner reflective of their natural geography, such as in rock gardens. The greenhouses, numbering 14, house tropical and subtropical plants, as well as specimens used for academic research. Additionally, the garden features man-made lakes and pools that support marsh plants, and a systematic field dedicated to educational purposes, particularly for university students and lectures.

Located centrally in Zagreb, the Botanical Garden is easily accessible, being just one tram stop from the Central Railway Station or a brief 10-minute walk from Jelacic Square. Visitors can enter through the northern side along Mihanoviceva Street, at the end of Gundulićeva Street.

Why You Should Visit:
Admission is free and there are fun things designed for kids. So if you want to rewind or entertain your little ones, this is a good place to visit.

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Sight Name: Botanical Garden
Sight Location: Zagreb, Croatia (See walking tours in Zagreb)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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