Botanical Garden Cluj-Napoca!17/04/2014
The “Alexandru Borza” Botanical Garden in Cluj-Napoca is a very appreciated oasis of recreation and a valuable research resource for students and researchers.
Located about a mile uphill from the city centre (42 Republicii Str.), with almost 14ha and more than 10,000 plant species to explore, you are sure to spend a beautiful time here, especially in may, when the tulips blossom.
The Garden was founded in 1920 by professor Alexandru Borza and spreads over 14 hectares in area, with over 10,000 plants from throughout the world. It is divided into ornamental, phytogeographic (geobotanical), systematic (taxonomical), economic, and medicinal sections.
Among the Botanical Garden's interesting attractions are the Japanese Garden (a garden in Japanese style, with a brook and a Japanese-style house), the Roman Garden with archeological remains from the Roman colony of Napoca, among them a statue of Ceres, goddess of cereals and bread, alongside cultivated plants that dominate contemporary Romanian agriculture.
The Botanical Museum here, includes 6 900 items and the herbarium of the university as well that includes over 635 000 plants. The six glasshouses assure adequate conditions to the topical and sub-tropical plants that are living there and also it is wonderful how it gives you the feeling of escaping the crowded city into some exotic place.
Also there's a water tower in the middle of the gardens. The wonderful view over the city makes climbing the stairs up to the top of the tower well worth your effort.
The Botanical Garden creates a fairy place, right in the middle of the city, where you can escape, relax and enjoy nature. If you come to Cluj-Napoca, The Garden it’s a must.