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: April: 8.30 – 17.00 h
May – August: 8.00 – 20.00 h
September: 8.00 – 19.00 h
October: 8.30 –.18.00 h
November – March: 8.30 – 17.00 h

University Botanic Garden in Varna

Established 1977, 360 decares
Address St. St. Constantine and Helena 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 76197 / +359 878 713606
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Open all year round: April: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
May – August: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
September: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
October: 8:30 am –.6:00 pm
November – March: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Why do you visit botanical gardens?



Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday at UBG-Sofia
Botanical Bazaar - a rich variety of summer flowering plants for the balcony and garden, hanging baskets, herbs and spices. [...]

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Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms

The water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms of the Pontederiaceae family is a free-floating perennial water-loving plant that grows as a weed in subtropical areas, but is extremely attractive in aquariums or other water bodies. His homeland is the Amazon Basin. It has a rosette of thick, leathery ovate leaves, and each flowering class usually has 8-15 flowers. One petal of each color has a yellow spot at the base. As an ornamental aquatic garden plant, water hyacinth provides attractive flowers and dense greenery that inhibits the growth of algae and helps keep water clean.

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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.