The Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science (University of Zagreb) is situated in the very Center of the city. It’s easily accessible and represents a truly peaceful oasis, excluded from the city’s everyday turbulence. It is also a monument of nature and culture, because of its important educational, cultural and historical value.
The Garden is divided into a few sections – the arboretum, designed in an English landscape style, a flower parterre, made in French style, greenhouses with exotic plants, a rock garden section with indigenous plants and an attractive artificial lake.
Croatian indigenous plants are something worth seeing, due to the extremely diverse Croatian flora. Because of the country’s unique location between continental and Mediterranean climates its plant species are more numerous than the plant species of France, Spain or Germany, for example.
The Garden has many benches to sit on and enjoy the quiet. You can read a book or simply relax while watching turtles and fish swimming in the pond. You can also see an authentic 19th century exhibition pavilion. All in all, Botanical Garden is a perfect place to spend the Spring or Summer afternoon. Namely, this place is only open from April until November, which is good to know while visiting Zagreb.