The Cluj Botanical Garden is a scientific, educational, and teaching institution subordinated to UBB. This prestigious institutions were founded by Professor Alexandru Borza in 1920. On an area of 14 hectares on land with varied configurations, suitable for the growth and development of plants from different continents are cultivated around 10,000 specific categories.
Cluj Botanical Garden is divided into several sections:
✔ Ornamental – The Cluj Botanical Garden hosts, depending on the season, numerous species and varieties of plants that have the quality to be very decorative. More than 120 taxa of tulips, hyacinths, crocuses, and daffodils are present here each spring. In summer, the ornamental sector about 350 varieties of roses, and garden flowers varieties and species known and cultivated worldwide as ornamental plants. They are present in 200 taxa Tagetes, Zinnia, Callistephus, Petunia, Dahlia, Canna, Gladiolus, Ocimum, Verbena, Ipomoea and many others.
✔ Phytogeographic – The Orient is represented by the traditional Japanese garden arranged in the style of “gyo-no-niwa” which includes specific elements of the landscape. The flora of our country is also well represented from all the geographical regions: the plains and plateau of Transylvania, Banat, the vegetation of the Carpathian Mountains, Moldova and Oltenia region, the Black Sea coast. A special attraction is the Roman garden, commonly known as Pliny’s garden, dominated by a statue of the goddess Ceres and framed by two genuine coffins discovered in the ancient Roman city of Napoca. Here can be found plants that were cultivated in Roman cities and the gardens of peasants in Dacia Traiana, whose scientific name can be found in the popular name of the plant from us.
✔ Systematic – one of the most important departments of the Botanical Garden covers an area of 4 hectares and including the most important plant families. It also features two greenhouse gardens where plants from equatorial, tropical, subtropical zones that are important for research are grown. The large greenhouse complex consists of six sections: aquatic plants greenhouse, palm trees greenhouse, vegetation in the Mediterranean and Australia greenhouse, succulent plants greenhouse with bromaliacee, greenhouse with orchids and ferns.
✔ Economic – the sector groups plants by their use in: food, technical, fodder, bee-keeping, and dyeing.
✔ Medicinal – continuing the tradition of the first botanical gardens which were mostly herb gardens, the Botanical Garden in Cluj has a sector of medicinal plants. Here are cultivated both traditional healing plants used by the Romanian people, and those contained in the Romanian Pharmacopoeia.
In the garden there are two areas of interest: Herbarium and Botanical Museum. The Herbarium contains 655,000 varieties from all over the world, with special scientific value and are always available to students and researchers from Romania and abroad.
Botanical Garden Program: Monday – Sunday: 8am – 8pm
Entrance fee for Adults*: 10 lei
Entrance fee for children (over 5), students from other universities, retirees, and senior citizens: 5 lei
*Entry is free for UBB students and employees, based on their student and work IDs, children under 5, and people with disabilities.
No. 42 Republicii Street.
Telephone: 0264 592 152
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