Bucharest Botanical Garden

The Bucharest Botanical Garden (Romanian: Grădina Botanică din Bucureşti), now named after its founder, Dimitrie Brândză, is located in the Cotroceni neighbourhood of Bucharest, Romania. It has a surface of 17.5 hectares (including 4,000 m² of greenhouses), and has more than 10,000 species of plants.

The first botanical garden in Bucharest was founded in 1860 near the Medicine Faculty by Carol Davila. Its first director was the botanist Ulrich Hoffmann, followed six years later by Dimitrie Grecescu. The garden was eventually moved to its current location in 1884 by Dimitrie Brândză, a Romanian botanist, and Fuchs, a Belgian landscape architect. The gardens were opened in 1891, when the building of the greenhouses finished. The garden was damaged during World War I, when it was used by the German occupation troops, and during World War II when it was hit by Anglo-American bombardments.

In the Garden there is a Botanical Museum in a building of the Brâncovenesc style, located near the entrance gate, where more than 5,000 plant species are displayed, including 1,000 exotic plants.

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Gabi Bulumac
16 August 2014
Not spectacular, but nice ....however.... green,old trees, many plants,massive rose garden, a lake, quiet place to take a walk.Just go, relax and feel good ....small price for entry ticket ;)
Carl Griffin
3 January 2016
Beautiful gardens to explore. Very relaxing way to spend a few hours.
Dima Goberman
22 September 2015
Nice park worth the 5 lei entrance price if you want a good afternoon relax
Expat In Bucharest
12 July 2016
If you don't like the crowds in the more popular parks the botanical garden is a quieter alternative.
Matheus Araujo
10 August 2015
I don't know about the spring, but during summer there's not much see. Felt more like a paid park with some green houses.
Ștefi Catană
10 June 2021
Unul dintre cele mai frumoasă locuri ale Bucureștiului. Mii de specii minunate, farmec de altă dată. Curățenia nu este așa cum ar trebui, am văzut coșuri de gunoi prea pline, vizitatorii sunt de vină.
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Sun 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Mon 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
Fri Noon–8:00 PM

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