Green Zagreb

We live just across the Botanical garden, so today I went there for a little afternoon walk.

Zagreb botanical garden was founded in 1889 by Antun Heinz, Professor of the University of Zagreb. It opened to public in 1891. Covering an area of 5 hectares, home to over 10,000 plant species from around the world, including 1,800 exotic ones. It has large ponds for aquatic plants.

Later in the afternoon we went for a walk to Maksimir park. It is the oldest public park in Zagreb.

The park was founded in 1787 and opened in 1794 under the initiative of the man for whom it was named, Bishop Maksimilijan Vrhovac of Zagreb (1752–1827). The park has several big meadows, numerous creeks, and five lakes, and is a habitat for various plant and animal species.


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