Visting the local botanical garden

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.

Rock garden, it’s possible to climb to the top

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.

Cherry blossom

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.

A romantic alley?

I always enjoy visiting the little ponds with ducks and fish swimming around.

Small pond
A bigger, more photogenic pond

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.

Isn’t it such a dreamy garden?
At the entrance

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.

There were about 15 different colored tulips
These reds were a striking beauty
Yellow wants to be a part of pink 😀
Tulips galore
Any my favorites! The orange ones. I had to take a photo with them 😀

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.




19 thoughts on “Visting the local botanical garden

      1. Well we actually just visited one on Mother’s Day last weekend. It was nice but nothing was blooming yet and certainly modest Finns wouldn’t dream of the extravaganza of planting that many tulips anyway! A dozen is enough (sadly!). (We also got a 60e parking ticket from the parking lot outside as a Happy Mother’s Day wish! Typical Finland!… but there was a cafe which was nice😋)

      2. Whattttt! That parking ticket must have been a nice surprise *eyeroll*. At least it was after you visited! 🙂 I know, I’ve experienced living in Finland and I like that people are more relaxed and easy-going here, but it has its pros and cons 😉 The garden is indeed very nice here, the mild climate helps too 😀 Have a nice day, Snow! 🙂

      1. I also clicked something similar in NL recently but was unsure. Someone mentioned that Cherry Blossom has small leaf but this wasn’t the case here.

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting these pics, Pooja! Tulips are so very beautiful, I almost tear up looking at the photos. They don’t grow like that here, except a few in Tasmania, perhaps. The red one looked almost surreal. You are very lucky to have such a beautiful garden to visit. How long do the tulips last in bloom?

    1. Amanda, I am so happy to know that you greatly enjoyed my pics 🙂 The red ones were indeed the most eye-catching! Such a deep, striking color. It seems that you love tulips? 🙂 ❤ Have you been to the tulip fields in the Netherlands? I don't think the blooms last longer than a month tops. Our local botanical garden is indeed so pretty. I have yet to discover such gardens in other Polish cities, but when I go to visit other cities
      it's always summer, so they might be not that interesting as spring 🙂

      1. I do love tulips but can only get one or two as a cut flower here. I think I would be in heaven isI ever went to Keukenhoff in Spring.

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