Zagreb Botanical Garden was founded in 1889 by Professor Antun Heinz and it is a Botanical Garden in the Croatian capital. The garden was officially opened in 1891 and is part of Zagreb's Faculty of Science. It is now home to over 10,000 plant species with over 1,800 being considered exotic. The garden has purpose-built ponds for water-based plants to live. The garden is also known for Slava Raškaj painting some of her most famous pieces there.
The garden is situated just one tram stop from the main station and is within walking distance from most of Zagreb with it situated in its centre.
Opening Times and Admission
The garden has paths running through it making it accessible for visitors, the hours of opening for the garden are 9am-2.30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and the rest of the week operates the same opening time but with a later closing of 5 pm; closing time is slightly earlier in autumn months(4 pm). The garden is closed throughout winter. Visiting the garden is free of charge.