Botanical Garden near Warsaw (Powsin)

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Come with us on a tour of the Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Powsin near Warsaw. We have been there several times, but the most beautiful is, of course, late spring. From this period, especially for you, we have prepared a small photo report.

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The Botanical Garden in Powsin, Warsaw – photos

It was on a beautiful May day. The temperature unexpectedly jumped, and all over the country it was finally possible to bare the calves and not freeze. The Travel-Mates Team set off in search of another adventure with a smile on their faces. Their landed nearby – in a secret garden located less than 20 kilometers from the center of Warsaw.

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Actually, not so secret. The Botanical Garden in Powsin is a regular hero of one of the most popular TV breakfast shows. Well, no wonder. On the area of ​​40 hectares there are a lot of plant species. Both exotic or European ones. Those known to us from our own gardens or forests. About 27 hectares are available for sightseers. It’s a huge piece of land! (Remember that a hectare is 10,000m2, i.e. a square with a side length of 100 m).

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The first point of our trip was the mountain trail. Yes, you read that right, a mountain trail in completely flat Mazovia. Such things only in Powsin! How to get there? Behind the ticket office at the seasonal entrance, follow the straight path lined with azaleas and rhododendrons. You can easily recognize the mountain trail by the hills, boulders and large stones. A little climbing will do you good and will allow you to get acquainted with the mountain vegetation (including the Tatra Mountains). In the photo below, a satisfied climber from the Travel-Mates Team, freshly climbed one of the peaks of the Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Kabacki Forest botanical garden

In contrast, after a trip to the mountains, we head straight to the tropics. We mean the conservatory. Plants of impressive sizes and shapes are enclosed in several greenhouses. No matter what the temperature is outside, be prepared that the buildings shown below will be ultra-warm. And depending on the species present in the room either megahumid or superdry.

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Palm and cactus lovers will surely be satisfied with the rich offer of the conservatory of the Botanical Garden. Below is just a small fragment of the peculiar flora of this place. It may not look like the Colombian Cocora Valley or the American Saguaro National Park (for the uninitiated: these are places with the highest palms and cacti in the world), but it is still something to delight the eye.

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This is not the end of exotic accents. In the Botanical Garden in Powsin you will also have the opportunity to wade through dense thickets. Almost like in a humid equatorial forest. Wiolczi was moved when she noticed the papyrus (see photo). She tried many times to grow a potted copy at home, but unfortunately each time … it withered. In Powsin they get better care.

botanical garden conservatory

After leaving the conservatory, we had to cross the water reservoir. It wasn’t super easy, because instead of a classic bridge, the banks are connected by a stony path. So you have to deftly jump from rock to rock to cover the entire distance. Fortunately, they are not too far from each other, so we managed to complete the task with dry feet, without checking the depth of the reservoir. For the youngest walkers, overcoming the path is a lot of fun, but also causes a bit of fear.

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Do you dream of going to Asia? Start with Powsin. The cherry collection ‘Reiwa Sakura Teien’ is a Polish substitute for Japan. In spring, the trees look and smell amazing. In the Botanical Garden near Warsaw you will also find a large Chinese gazebo. You may like it more or less, but it’s definitely an interesting, oriental accent of the garden. Worth photographing.

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While on a trip to Powsin, turn off your phones, slow down and just catch the moments. Take it easy and commune with nature. We not only saw it up close, but also captured it in the photos. When was the last time you had time to relax and take a look at insects in the heat of work? Or just lay it on the lawn and inhale the scent of flowers? We assume that many of you have done it recently in your childhood… The botanical garden is the perfect place for such spontaneous actions.

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Have we already mentioned the fauna of the Botanical Garden in Powsin, Warsaw? In addition to insects, you will hear and see many species of birds singing in the treetops. The permanent residents of the facility are also water ducks that carelessly walk around, completely uninhibited by the presence of people. For those seeking rest or tired of sightseeing, there are some benches where you can sit in the shade of trees and enjoy the beauty of the landscape.

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Botanical garden – the most interesting plants and more

The botanical garden in Powsin surprised us with really interesting specimens that we haven’t seen in real life either for a long time or never. Want to see our top 5?

botanical garden fruits

Number 1: giant lemon. We both have quite large heads – so think about how huge this fruit must have been. You won’t buy a large one in the store.

botanical garden animals

Number 2: a perfectly floating grass snake. We are not herpetologists (the Internet says that is the name of a reptile specialist), but we learned to recognize a grass snake in elementary school. Nobody told us then that these snakes are great in water. And now the task for you: find the animal in the picture.

botanical garden exotic flowers

Number 3: a mysterious plant with unusual leaves. It may not be visible in the photo, but this species strongly stands out from its colleagues from the greenhouse. First of all, the lush green color and ‘fluffy’ texture. It looks like an exotic nettle in real life.

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Number 4: a flower that looks like it was chiseled by Michelangelo himself. It gives the impression that it came to us from another planet. Its individual elements don’t fit together at all, but they compose perfectly and create an original composition.

botanical garden mushroom

Number 5: mushroom. Big as a hand. Slightly time-worm (or rather pest-worm), but really solid size. If it wasn’t for the fact that you can’t take anything home from the botanical garden, we probably would have fried it in a pan long ago. It looks impressive and delicious.

The Botanical Garden near Warsaw – opening hours

  • The Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Powsin near Warsaw is open every day throughout the year from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last entrance at 7:00 p.m.).
  • You can enter the Orangery on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • In this botanical garden is also the Fangorowka Gallery, which is a place for meetings and cultural events. It is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Botanical garden Warsaw, Powsin – tickets

Ticket prices to the Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Powsin are really attractive.

  • Normal ticket – PLN 20.
  • Reduced ticket – PLN 15.
  • Family ticket (2+2) – PLN 60.
  • A ticket for a carer of a disabled person, a child up to 100 cm and a senior over 75 years of age – PLN 1.

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Botanical garden Warsaw, Powsin – how to get?

The Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences is located at 2 Prawdziwka Street in Powsin.

  • By car from the center of Warsaw you can get here in just half an hour. Parking for a passenger car costs PLN 10. (Be careful not to leave your vehicle outside the opening hours of the garden – you can pay an additional fee of PLN 200.)
  • If you want to use public transport, take into account that buses run infrequently. ‘Ogród Botaniczny’ and ‘Konstancin-Jeziorna Wczasowa’ stops are located nearby.
  • For Travel-Mates Team, who are bike lovers, Powsin is the perfect destination for a short bike trip from Warsaw. We recommend such an ecological, fast and independent means of transport. By bike you will definitely not get stuck in traffic jams. 🙂

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Botanical garden – tips

  • If you are going to visit the Botanical Garden near Warsaw, reserve a bit more time for a walk in the Kabacki Forest (Polish: Las Kabacki) and a visit to the Park of Culture in Powsin (Polish: Park Kultury w Powsinie).
  • In winter (in fact already in late autumn) the Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences turns into a colorful Garden of Lights. In 2021, the Travel-Mates team met Peter Pan there. In 2022, Snow White visited Powsin. What will the coming season bring? We don’t know yet, but be sure to follow the news.
  • Did you know that it’s possible to buy an annual or seasonal pass for the Botanical Garden in Powsin? Thanks to them, you will be able to enter the botanical garden in Powsin without limits throughout the year. An endless feast for the eyes and nose guaranteed. 🙂 The normal annual pass costs only PLN 120, and the seasonal (semi-annual) costs PLN 100.
  • Do you know that it is possible to organize a photo session in the botanical garden? Dear happy couples – get ready!
  • For your own safety: do not touch or pick any plants. Some species are poisonous. (Of course, the non-poisonous ones should not be destroyed either – it seems obvious, but not everyone remembers about it.)
  • For the safety of the floating inhabitants of the garden: do not throw coins or food into the water. We mean both a pond in the greenhouse and any water reservoirs outside. It doesn’t bring happiness to the animals, and they are also properly fed by the staff. The only thing they can get is stomach problems.

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Botanical garden near Warsaw (Powsin) – reviews

  • Patrix – 10/10. It doesn’t matter which spring or summer month you go to the botanical garden in Powsin, you will be satisfied. We have been here many times and each time we came across hundreds of blooming plants. Visit there is a real feast for the senses! Beautiful green views will please your eyes and calm your head. The scents will caress your nostrils. And in your free time you can go to the cafe for coffee, tea, cake or ice-cream. Truly recommend!
  • Wiolczix – 10/10. At the beginning, a fun fact from my life that I haven’t had the opportunity to share yet: I have had a sinus problem for many years, and therefore a strongly weakened sense of smell. In the botanical garden, even I smelled a whole range of beautiful scents. For these unique experiences, I award the botanical garden in Powsin maximum points. What else do I like? Huge variety and richness of vegetation. There are blooming rhododendrons, beautiful magnolias, colorful azaleas, flora of the mountain trail, collections of roses, exotic cacti and even a cherry blossom near the Chinese gazebo. We came to Powsin on a hot, sunny day. The temperature literally blew us away – at some point we just lay down on the grass, closed our eyes and did a real aromatherapy. Great experiense.

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Botanical Garden near Warsaw, Powsin – map

The Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences is located on the edge of the beautiful Kabacki Forest.

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