The Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia was founded in 1922. On its territory of 15 hectares are greenhouse and street collections, which include about 6,000 plants. The Botanical Garden is one of the most favorite holiday destinations in Riga. You can leisurely bypass the compact but information-rich territory, get acquainted with the representatives of the flora from all over the world, visit the greenhouses of plants, azaleas and tropical butterflies, and simply enjoy nature in the epicenter of city life. Gardeners-lovers, interested in botany, and those who want to spend time in a beautiful and well-groomed environment and at the same time learn something new – here everyone will find something interesting for themselves.
Greenhouse of tropical butterflies
In the Botanical Garden Lao greenhouse butterflies. Botanical Garden of Sadjwi opened the only conservatory in the Baltics of tropical butterflies with insects from the tropics of South America, Asia and Africa. In nature, butterflies flock in flocks on sunny warm lawns. They feed on floral nectar and juice of ripe fruit. Now in the greenhouse of tropical butterflies you can feel the tropical exotics: to feel the touch of the fluttering wing, the smell of tropical plants, the stuffiness of the air. No less interesting than the butterflies are their pupae, which of different sizes and colors can be seen through the glass incubator.
The botanical garden collection is extensive and carefully selected. In the botanical garden you can get acquainted with protected plants, medicinal herbs and poisonous plants of Latvia. Most trees and shrubs in the arboretum are not characteristic of the Latvian flora, for example, hamamelis, cedars, lilacs, walnuts, gingko, mulberry, roses, cork trees and edible chestnuts. In the garden there is a collection of perennials, lilies, dahlias, herbaceous perennials and other ornamental plants. Within the special exposition, you can get acquainted with marsh plants, as well as mosses and lichens. In the greenhouses are various tropical and subtropical, as well as desert plants, including cacti.
Each visitor to the Botanical Garden will be able to choose a plant for the house, garden, pond and other purposes from a wide range of presented plants. The specialists working here will be able to get comprehensive information on gardening and floriculture, as well as plant protection and care. In addition, by prior arrangement, you can take part in seminars highlighting the issues of plant reproduction, the peculiarities of their cultivation, information on plant diseases and pests, and their application in everyday life.
In the middle of summer, during the flowering of lindens in the botanical garden, a holiday is held that gathers gardeners, breeders, and gardeners – lovers to enjoy the achievements of the Latvian gardeners, the variety of garden plants, to inspire ideas for their garden and to experience the summer, enjoying the magic of colors, sounds and smells. During the exhibition, you can buy and sell plants, goods and books on gardening.
Visiting the Botanical Garden – this is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the plants of the whole world, and also to look at interesting and unusual plants, learn about the peculiarities of their growing and care for them.
Address: Kandavas iela 2, Rīga, LV-1083
Phone: +371 67450852