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Spring in Botanical Gardens
February 25, 2011   
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Spring is a time for enjoying the great outdoors and one of the biggest attractions at this time of the year in the Warsaw area are the Botanical Gardens of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Powsin on the southern outskirts of Warsaw.

Established 21 years ago, the 30-hectare gardens are home to collections of decorative, tropical and subtropical plants. Visitors to the gardens can see arboreta, collections of Polish flora, decorative plants, utility plants and, a rare treat in this climate zone, exotic plants. Trees and other plants in the gardens come from several continents, including Asia.

A major attraction is the local rosarium, a collection over almost 600 rose species and variations, including the Damask, Bourbon and Portland, forming the National Rose Collection, the largest such collection in Poland.

The gardens feature hills and ponds. Nearby are the Kabacki Forest Natural Reserve and the Culture Park in Powsin. Between March 27 and April 25, the Fangorówka Gallery in the Botanical Gardens will be showing an exhibition of paintings by Andrzej ¦wida entitled Paintings With Forests in the Background.

The greenhouse complex with collections of citrus fruit, ferns and cacti is open Mon.-Fri. Cycling is forbidden in the gardens.

Tomir Mazur
Botanical Gardens in Powsin, 2 Prawdziwka St., Warsaw
Open: March—Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April—Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tickets zl.4 and 8
www.ogrod-powsin.pl
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