BUCHAREST BOTANICAL GARDEN

NATURE AND RARE FLOWERS INSIDE 

BOTANICAL GARDEN IN

BUCHAREST

The Botanical Garden in Bucharest is a cultural institution, part of Bucharest University. It was founded by Alexandru Ioan Cuza in 1860, near COTROCENI PALACE.

BOTANICAL GARDEN IN BUCHAREST

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BOTANICAL GARDEN HISTORY

In the beginning of its history, the open space dedicated to the Botanical Garden was not enough, so it was removed in the center of the city on a land that belonged to a boyar named Sutu and where now the History of Bucharest Museum can be visited, or Sutu Museum. In 1874 the Botanical  Garden will also be taken into the University of Bucharest custody.

INSIDE BOTANICAL GARDEN IN BUCHAREST

What to see in Bucharest Botanical Garden
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FLOWERS IN BUCHAREST BOTANICAL GARDEN

Professor Dimitrie Brandza will be the manager of the Botanical Garden. He put pressure on authorities and in 1884 he will receive money for his project and a new land to arrange the garden we can visit today near Cotroceni Palace. So, at the end of the 19th century, the first greenhouses are built, following the Botanical Garden in Liege design. A Botanical Research Institute and a Botanical Museum were founded here and worked until April 4, 1944 when the Botanical Garden in Bucharest had to face one of most devastating bombardments in World War II.

GARDENS IN BOTANICAL GARDEN IN BUCHAREST

Inside Botanical Garden of Bucharest
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BOTANICAL GARDEN IN COMMUNISM

The first trees are also planted here in this period of time and they can be seen even today. In 1954, more greenhouses are built, many of them as sources for new plants, the Botanical Institute in Bucharest will start to work and here scientists in micro-biology and genetics to their job.

TROPICAL TREES IN BOTANICAL GARDEN IN BUCHAREST

Trees in Botanical Garden in Bucharest
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WHAT TO SEE AT BOTANICAL GARDEN IN BUCHAREST

The great exhibition, where tropical plants, huge palm or banana trees, awesome members of the orchids family, gigantic decorative trees or wild ferns can be seen. There are thematic greenhouses, very well organized in order you to need only one hour, or one hour and half to see all plants and trees and make free amazing pictures.
The Decorative Sector is at the entrance in the Botanical Garden and here you can find more than 500 plants that assure all over the year a great view. The flowers, Tullipa collection, Paeonia and not only, are cultivated in large groups. It was arranged in 1956.
Rare Plants Sector is the home of rare, special plants that need protection in Europe. They found it here and many of them would have been gone for a long time now if this area of the Botanical Garden hadn’t been arranged in 1962. There are plants from Dobrogea or southern Muntenia but no only. So, while you travel to Bucharest, you can visit the rare plants sector although it is an area where scientists have a lot of work to do, taking care of plants in Paeonia family, Salvia transilvanica or Fritillaria orientalis.
The Mediteranean Sector is a special area of the Botanical Garden. You can find here more than 100 species of plants with Mediteranean origin but that appeared spontaneously in Romania, in the southern part of the country. An explosion of colours and smells given by Hyacinthus, Bituminaria, Calendula or Melissa oficinalis is waiting for you in this area.

THE LAKE IN BOTANICAL GARDEN

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VISIT THE AREA 

The Italian Garden Sector is geometrically arranged near the Botanical Institute and near the old greenhouse. In the middle of the area there is a basin perfect for water plants like Nymphaea alba. This space is the best option when you need to have a break after a visiting tour around Cotroceni area or other part of Bucharest. If you plan to visit Bucharest in October, the weather is just fine.

Carpathian Mountains Sector is something you must not miss. This area is the entire Carpathian flora in only a few square meters. And the Carpathian Mountains are an amazing place for tourists all over the world. You will find in this sector Fagus sylvatica, spread all over the forests in Romania, Carpinus betulus, also found in Romanian mountains or Betula pendula. A special area is that of fir trees: Abies alba, Picea abies or Pinus sylvestris. It will be for sure a travel inside an area with lot of fresh air. Beautiful flowers and trees are also to be seen at CIRCUS PARK BUCHAREST.

 RARE PLANTS AT BOTANICAL GARDEN IN BUCHAREST

Rosarium or the amazing roses brought together here since 1976. These roses are kings and queens here on almost 1000 square meters and assure an overwhelming view from summer to late autumn. There are 130 kind of roses, different shapes, colors and names at the Botanical Garden in Bucharest. You will find the awesome Floribunda with a lot of flowers but also lonely or soft roses. They were given interesting names like Super Star, Rapsody in Blue, Brandenburg, Maria Callas, Chrysler Imperial or Queen Elisabeth.

The Botanical Garden in Bucharest has 17.000 square meters, can be the perfect place for a relaxing walk, or the start for a walking tour in Cotroceni area to SCHOOL OF WAR,  OPERA and University.

WHAT TO DO IN BUCHAREST BOTANICAL GARDEN