University Botanic Gardens of the Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohridski represent three gardens in three locations – the cities of Sofia and Varna and the town of Balchik. They were established at different times and are different in appearance and specifics.

University Botanic Garden in Sofia

Established 1892, 5 decares
Address 49 Moskovska Str, PO Box 157
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: + 359 2 9881797
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Open from January to July and from September to December: Weekdays: 9.00 - 17.00
Weekends: 9.00 - 18.00

University Botanic Garden in Varna

Established 1977, 360 decares
Address St. Constantine and Elena Resort
9006 Varna, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 879 140 533
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Open from April to November: April: 8.00 - 17.30
May - June: 8.00 - 19.00
July - August: 8.00 - 20.00
September - October: 8.00 - 19.00

University Botanic Garden in Balchik

Established 1955, 194 decares
Address 1 Acad. Daki Yordanov Str, PO Box 56
9600 Balchik, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 579 72338
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Open all year round: Winter period:
8.30 - 17.00
Summer period:
8.00 - 20.00


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Nursery garden

The UBG plants nursery lies in the Kniajevo Quarter of the city of Sofia. A wide variety of deciduous and coniferous trees are offered as well as flowering and ornamental shrubs and perennial flowers. You will find seedlings of the Ginkgo biloba tree, and a wide variety of plant species for rock gardens, as well as ornamental grasses and herbs. You will be given professional advice about the planting, growing and care for your plants, as well as everything connected with the aesthetics of your garden.


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Papaver orientale L.

Oriental poppy is a perennial herbaceous plant, originating from the Caucasus, northeast Turkey and northern Iran. The root of the plant is central and spindle, and the stem is unbranched and strongly hairy. The leaves are prolonged-lanceolate, deep-cut, covered with dense and sharp hairs. The lower leaves are collected in a ...

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