The Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University is the oldest place of this type in Poland.
Thousands of impressive collections of plants located in the garden, whose surface area amounts to 10 hectares, can be observed when visiting it in summer.
The oldest specimens date back to the beginning of the 19th century. The impressive Jagiellonian Oak is over 220 years old, whereas you can come across 150-year-old cycads and a 100-year-old palm in the greenhouses. Younger plants are equally impressive. Particularly noteworthy is the biggest collection of orchids in Poland. Carnivorous plants, which are able to catch arthropods and other organisms, are really interesting, especially for children.
It is worth taking a walk right to the Botanical Garden in a nice summer afternoon – it is a perfect place to spend time in friendly green surroundings and learn something about the plants which grow there at the same time.