Our local botanical garden in Lodz is a great place to visit in spring. It’s also a nice place to take visiting friends, which I’ve done in the past. This time I made it just in time to see the beautiful tulip display before they would be harvested for the season.
The botanical garden spreads over 64 hectare and consists of several interesting sections such as Japanese garden, rock garden, various displays of Polish flora, a cottage and garden from 20th century etc. It can take about 3-4 hours for a thorough visit of the park.
I had some problems finding parking as I didn’t realize that so many people would visit the same day. It must have been because of the popular tulips display. Once I got in however, it was time to get lost in the beautiful blossoms that blanketed the park.
We started in no particular order, and came across some beautiful flowers and plants. The colors were very fresh and pretty. I especially loved the greens like this one.
I always enjoy visiting the little ponds with ducks and fish swimming around.
There is a 20th century cottage for demonstration of rural life in those times. The cottage has some neat indoors with two simple rooms with various everyday items of use in display, and a lovely garden full of medicinal, edible as well as decorative plants that people used. It also has a display of bee hives, a well for fetching water and grain storage hut on the outside.
As we walked and explored, we reached the popular tulip garden. That is where I clicked the most photos 🙂 Some of the tulips had started to wither but the garden still made for a fantastic, colorful display of the popular flowers.
All in all, it was an enjoyable day to walk around the garden and see the tulips display for the first time. My dream is to visit the vast tulip fields one day and enjoy these pretty flowers as far as the eyes can see.