Botanic Garden in Lodz
The idea of establishing the Botanic Garden had already been present in the project of Park Ludowy (People’s Park) in Zdrowie district, prepared in the 1930s by Stefan Rogowicz, the manager of Urban Plantations. The Botanical Gardens occupy the area of 64.1 ha next to the extensive park in the “Zdrowie” (Health) recreational district. The nearly 3,500 plant species and varieties are housed in the following sections: taxonomy of herbaceous plants, an alpine garden, plant biology, park greenery, decorative plants, herbs and medicinal plants for industrial use, flora of Poland, arboretum and the Japanese garden.
The Botanic Garden in Lodz engages in education and promoting environmental awareness. Important examples of the above are various activities organized for adults and youths: field trips, the so-called living nature classes in botany, zoology, ecology and wildlife conservation; laboratory-training classes in a didactic room or outdoors for children and youths of different age; apprenticeship for students of horticultural schools; classes for University of Lodz biology students and Medical Academy pharmacy students; counseling for institutions and individuals concerning plant cultivation and nutrition, creation and tending school allotments and home gardens. Since 1993 they have systematically organised nature exhibitions accompanied by plant sale.
Address: 36/38 Krzemieniecka Street
The Botanic Garden opens every day from 1st April to 31st October:
-in April and September from 9.00 to 19.00 (cash desks are open till 18.00)
-in October from 9.00 to 17.00 (cash desks open till 16.00)
-in May, June, July, August from 9.00 to 20.00 (cash desks open till 19.00)