Botanical Garden in Bucharest
The Botanical Garden is at 32 Cotroceni Street, Bucharest.
Opening hours: daily from 08:00 – 18:00; Botanical Museum: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 09:00-13:00.
The Botanical Garden was opened in the current location in 1891. With an area of 17.5 ha the garden is located right next to the Cotroceni Palace.
The 10 000 plant species are categorized in various sectors so you can admire both the Mediterranean plants and the Carpathian flora.
The greenhouses host various collections of palm trees, orchids, exotic ferns, subtropical plants, tropical water plants and wetlands.
Here you will also find the Museum of the Botanical Garden housed in a beautiful Brâncovenian style building.
There are various events that are organized here, most of them during the summer, many dedicated to the environment or kids’ activities and even movie screenings.
Did you know?
The first Botanical Garden of Bucharest was founded in 1860 by Carol Davila near the Medicine Faculty. Today’s Botanical Garden, built after the plans of Louis Fuchs- the Belgian landscapist, was moved to the current location in 1884 by Dimitrie Brândză, a famous Romanian botanist.
The Botanical Garden’s state of conservation is good. The Botanical’s Herbarium, organized in two large sections, has almost 500 000 drawings.
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