The Botanic Garden of Jagiellonian University is one of the oldest parks in Krakow and also the oldest botanical garden in Poland. It was founded at the end of XVIIIth century for the purpose of teaching students botany at the Jagiellonian University and since 1976 is included in the list of the monuments of Krakow.
Arboretum, the park part of the garden, brings together a collection of trees and bushes and occupies the largest area. Part of the garden is composed as a park, and partly as thematic groups – geographical (e.g. Japanese Garden, North America) or ornamental (e.g. trees with colored leaves, magnolias). Apart from Arboretum and the Botanical Museum you will find three main greenhouses here: Jubileuszowa, Holenderka and Victoria with a wide range of plants (e.g. tropical, mountains and even carnivorous plants).
It’s a pity that this garden is almost forgotten by tourists because it is a great place to relax among beautiful greenery in the middle of the city, admission costs pennies and you can see beautiful specimens of plants from around the world.