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Kaunas Botanical Garden which is located in the southern part of Kaunas city is a botanical garden which was founded in 1923. Kaunas Botanical Garden was created as a center for botanical sciences in the whole of Lithuania. Kaunas Botanical Garden has the area of 62,5 hectares which is divided into two departments, Collection Department and Department of Services and Innovations. The botanical garden is famous for its garden which is peaceful and green that creates combination of cultural and natural heritage.
An Exciting Tour in Kaunas Botanical Garden
As the biggest botanical garden in Kaunas, Kaunas Botanical Garden also has the biggest collection of rose in Lithuania. For those of you who are a fan of rose flower, then the Rosary must be your heaven on earth. The roses here do not only come from the famous species but also from interesting hybrid that are rarely found in daily life. The Rosary is also extremely rich for its collection of hybrid clove thistle and rhizome thistle. Take the tour inside the Rosary and let your eyes spoiled by the beauty of roses in many colors here.
Not only that you can see beautiful roses in Rosary, you can also see many other pretty flowers in the Pergola. The Pergola in Kaunas Botanical Garden was built in 1926 to 1930 in the shape liked a maze. The Pergola is basically a flower garden which was combined with some columns and pillars making it looks like a garden inside a house. The flowers that are mainly displayed in Pergola are roses, lily, pink rowan, and many more. Make sure to have some tour inside the Pergola when you are visiting Kaunas Botanical Garden.
In the 19th century, an estate was built in in Pakaunė. According to historians, the name Freda comes from the German-speaking free city of the city. The Higher Freda Manor is located in the central part of farmstead in Kaunas Botanical Garden. The palace is surrounded with many beautiful gardens and also a small river in front of it. Dominated with pink color on its walls, the two-story mansion also has two ponds which are in the shape of the letters G and J derived from the architect's name Josef Godlevski.
UFO Laboratory or also known as Natural Scientiae Omnibus (NSO) Laboratory is a lab which is managed by Kaunas Botanical Garden and is also open for public who wanted to conduct research on science and zoology. Besides science and zoology, the lab is also perfect for those who want to research about paleontology, botany, and environmental studies. The NSO Laboratory program is aimed at two groups of young researchers: the school age of younger (6-12 years old) and older (13-18 years old). The classes in NSO Laboratory are held on weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm. The ticket for the class will cost 2 Euro for each student.
Not only does Kaunas Botanical Garden provide class in the laboratory, but it also provides class outside where people can learn directly from nature. The Green Class in Kaunas Botanical Garden has two types which are 'Tree' and 'Uogo'. In the Green Class, visitors will be able to learn about how the first rings and plant species change during vegetation. The class is held everyday from the early spring to late autumn.
Herbarium is the most important place in Kaunas Botanical Garden. Inside the Herbarium, there are more than 23,000 species of plants. The collections consist of Lithuanian Indo-European Plant Collection, World Flora Collection, Saman Collection, Plant diseases collection, Mushroom collection, Seed collection, and Cattery Collection. The Herbarium provides detailed information about the plants from each species inside some books which are divided based on its taxon.
How to Get Tickets?
If you are planning to visit Kaunas Botanical Garden, you need to buy the ticket directly from the ticket booth there. The entrance ticket of Kaunas Botanical Garden costs 3 euro for adults and 6 euro for family with two aduts and their children. There is also a discounted ticket if you are participating in the park and conservatory which costs for 1 euro.
How To Get Around?
To have some tour around Kaunas Botanical Garden it is best to go on foot because you will have an outdoor tour and you will also get to move to another place in a fast pace.
What Should I Wear?
To have some tour around, there is no fixed dress code that you need to follow. Just wear something that is comfortable for you to move around like shorts and t-shirts. Also, wear comfortable shoes so that you can walk around the complex in comfort.
Best Time to Visit
Kaunas Botanical Garden is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm. It is very recommended to visit in between noon to afternoon because you will get the best experiences there as all the classes and workshops are open at this our and it is also less crowded at that time.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, everything is easy and you can find everything on this side. However, Kaunas Botanical Garden also provides a guided tour. The ticket for the guided tour costs 20 euro.
How To Get There?
If you are planning to visit Kaunas Botanical Garden, it is very recommended to go by bus. The bus will depart from Autobusų stotis station in the center of Kaunas and the ride will take around 45 minutes. The ticket for the bus will cost 0,7 euro.
There are many choices of tickets that you can choose when you are visiting Kaunas Botanical Garden such as education and birthday ticket, filming and photography ticket, wedding and Christening holidays ticket, and many more. Also, children under 6 years old are not required to pay ticket here.