I hope that you are all doing well and that you are enjoying your holidays.
Currently, I am back to my island, Kefalonia. If you follow my Instagram/Facebook page, then you know that I’ve been in the UK, for a couple of weeks. I have so much to say about this amazing experience, that I will make a separate Blog post for that -very soon. However, I still owe you a post about the Botanical garden of Bratislava, so I thought that I should prepare this one, first. 😉
There is something about this place that I absolutely adore! It might be relatively small comparing to other Botanical gardens that we have visited (see, Botanical garden of Ljubljana), but it is made with such care and love, that in the end it absolutely captivates you. We have been there quite a few times now. However, visiting it after the exams have finished has a special value. We feel like it absorbs all the stress from the examination period and leaves us with a warm feeling. Nature has this special way of relaxing you and offering peace to your mind and body!
^^ Here is a beautiful close-up, that was taken by the Official Photographer of our Blog, VCH. 😉 So pretty!
^^ So much green! And there are so many quiet spots where you can sit, relax, think, talk, read your favourite book, enjoy your coffee…
^^ As you wander around, you will notice a beautiful lake, with a small wooden bridge. It always amazes me how such a small place can hold such a huge diversity of living organisms. Water lilies, fish, turtles, dragonflies, butterflies, bees… all dancing in the sunlight!
^^ And if you are curious and want to know what I was looking at, in the previous photo, here it is: some huge golden fish and a cute lady turtle!
^^ Next! If you keep on wandering around, you will reach this check point: the greenhouse. I really like it here, because they have various rooms where they have recreated different climates. Here, you can see my favourite room, with the tropical climate and plants.
^^ This is where this Instagram photo was taken. 😉
^^ Love the contrast between red and green.
^^ I kept the best for the end! This is the cacti room. So many different types, from all over the world. As a cacti lover, this is the last place that I always need to visit, before I leave the garden.
Finally, in case you are wondering:
- How can I reach the Botanical garden?
You can reach the garden very easily, by tram (tram stop: “Botanicka zahrada”). You can check http://www.imhd.sk to get more information about the tram number and the exact timetable that is convenient for you.
- Is there an entrance fee?
Yes. To enter the garden, we paid 1.5 euros each (with student discount -the full fee is 3 euros). However, if you are planning to go there many times, there is also the choice of seasonal tickets, which is a great value for money.
Hope you enjoyed this post! If you decide to visit the garden, don’t forget to take many photos and tag me @parlezmoideserenite #parlezmoideserenite
For more information, check the Official website of the Botanical garden (Slovak language):