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University of Warsaw Botanical Garden

Ogród Botaniczny Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, fot. m.st. Warszawa

Relatively small, located near the popular Royal Łazienki Park, the garden is a wonderful refuge for those seeking contact with the beauty of nature, a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city or from hot weather. Sit on a bench under one of the majestic, old trees or discover the richness of thousands of plant species from Poland and many exotic countries. While strolling along the charming alleys, you will see medicinal plants, ornamental plants and vines as well as plants from various environments. Depending on the season, you will see how beautifully different kinds of flowers bloom. In the spring, you will be charmed by a romantic avenue of magnolias and a carpet of blooming tulips, while the summer offers a dizzying rose garden. Or maybe you want to feel like you are in the tropics for a moment? That’s why there are greenhouses, and in them gigantic cacti, palm trees, fig trees, oranges, vanilla pods, coffee shrubs, avocados and carnivorous plants. Make sure that you check that they are open, because they’re accessible only on certain days of the week. In this mini paradise, you’ll forget that there is a busy street just behind the fence.
In the depths of the garden you will come across a small brick chapel that was built on the base of a temple that was planned to be built there in thanksgiving for the adoption of the first European Constitution of 3 May 1791.

Al. Ujazdowskie 4
www.ogrod.uw.edu.pl

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