Nature & Wildlife

Botanical Garden of Zagreb

With large English landscape style Arboretum!


The Zagreb Botanical Garden is located in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. The garden was founded in 1889 by Antun Heinz, Professor of the University of Zagreb, and opened to public in 1891, it is part of the Faculty of Science. The garden covers an area of about five hectares, and is situated at an altitude of 120 meters above sea level. The garden is home to over 10,000 plant species from around the world, including 1,800 exotic ones. The garden features large ponds for it’s collection of aquatic plants.

Croatia is a small country in the south-eastern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Adriatic Sea. Even though its total area is only 56,542 square km, Croatia is very diverse in geography, culture, flora and fauna.

The largest part of the garden is occupied by the arboretum, developed in the style of the English landscape garden, in which woody plants (trees and shrubs) from various parts of the world are grown. The flower parterre with decorative herbaceous plants (annuals and perennials) and roses, in the western part of the Garden near the glasshouses, is constructed in the French style characterized by strict geometrical lines.

Indigenous plant species – representatives of the flora of Croatia – are grown in groups planned according to plant geography like rock gardens. Tropical and subtropical plants and plants needed for research work are grown in one of the 14 greenhouses. Marsh plants can be seen in the artificial lakes and pools on the parterre. In the systematic field in the south-east part of the Garden we grow plants meant for students and for university lectures.

The Botanical Garden of the University of Zagreb is located in the centre of Zagreb, just one tram station from the Central Railway Station, or a 10-minute walk from the main square (The Jelacic Square). Public entrances are located along the northern side of the Garden, from the Mihanoviceva Street (at the end of Gundulićeva St.).

Opening hours
From April 1st – November 1st on all holidays except Assumption day (15 August), All Saints’ Day (1 November) and Easter! The Garden is closed during winter, and the Garden is closed to the public  in case of extreme weather!
Entrance is free!

Monday and Tuesday 09.00 – 14.30
Wednesday – Sunday 09.00 – 19.00 (18.00*)
* In early Spring and late Autumn

Month of March
The Garden opens to the public early in March, in case of warm and fair weather
Monday and Tuesday 09.00 – 14.30
Wednesday – Sunday 09.00 – 17.00

Botanicki vrt PMF-a, Uprava
Marulicev trg 9a
HR-10000 Zagreb

telephone +385 1 48 98 060

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