In summer 2020 I expanded my macro walks to the Botanical Gardens, the huge green houses and the conservatories. Usually I try to start very early in the morning to have enough time before sun gets too strong.
The Botanical Garden is one of the oldest educational and scientific research institutions of the Lviv National Ivan Franko University in Ukraine. The main task of the garden was to offer students lessons on morphology and the systematic teaching of plants at the University. Today the Botanical Garden is located in Lviv in two different areas.
The idea of creating a botanical garden in Lviv first appeared in 1784, when Professor Shivereck founded a small botanical garden at the former Dominican Monastery on Kopernika St., which unfortunately did not exist very long. Later in 1823, it was Professor Vittman who made another attempt and created a botanical garden in the city’s suburbs, which also didn’t last long.
Professor Lobazhevski founded the present Botanical Gardens in 1852, on the northeastern slope of Kalicha hill in the old Trinitarians Garden (the Cyril & Methodius St.).
Nowadays, greenhouses and a little dendropark can be found at this location. Since its creation till present day, the garden has seen ongoing work on compiling exotic plant collections in hothouses and special areas. Today the garden is famous for its collection of orchids and their hybrids. One can admire these beautiful flowers in the period of their blossoming.