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Sofia University Botanic Garden

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Ulitsa Moskovska 49, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Sofia
  • Posted 1 year ago

This fantasy location is tucked away in the heart of the city. The botanic garden is hidden from view since it is flanked by the Foreign Art Gallery, Sofia University’s Journalist Faculty, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and the major avenue Vasil Levski, and the access is via a little flower store.

After passing through the flower store, you will find yourself in the hallways of the garden. The Botanic Garden has an open garden and a glasshouse filled with palms and cactus, as well as a rose garden and numerous trees and flowers labeled in Bulgarian and Latin. Entering the framed sections feels like you’re in the middle of a jungle. All green and alive is not a frequent sight in the metropolitan city’s day-to-day existence.

The University Botanical Garden’s purpose is to give complete flora knowledge and to strive for the protection of rare and endangered plant species. The garden’s extensive collection contains over 1500 species, including ferns, palms, orchids, peonies, clematises, and roses. Outside, there is a botanical store where you may purchase saplings from the old oak, ginkgo seeds, and exotic plants.

Stefan Georgiev (the first Bulgarian professor of botany) founded the University Botanical Garden in 1892. On the occasion of the inauguration, an oak tree was planted, and Tsar Ferdinand buried a golden coin in its roots. The tree is now more than 100 years old and can be seen from any place in the garden.

Visit the Sofia University Botanical Garden to observe the ancient ginkgo tree, which depicts flora from the Palaeozoic Era, numerous tropical plants, stunning orchids, several unusual Asian species, many cacti, and two meta-sequoias. The ginkgo tree is a sacred tree in its native China, and it is especially lovely in the fall in the Botanical Garden Sofia, when its leaves turn a brilliant yellow.

There are a couple wonderful seats that provide a good respite in the shade. You may bring a book and spend the day there. In comparison to the rest of the world, the location is magnificent.

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