Diószegi Sámuel Botanical Garden

1. BGs as living treasuries – maintenance and development of living collections

As a “living collection” the BG displays 1400 taxa mostly from Asia and North-America.

2. BGs as green laboratories – scientific activities and research infrastructure

The garden holds a quite large winter resistant bamboo collection, with 84 species. Along with those, visitors can see 144 species of pines, oak collection of over 87 taxa, and much more unique plants. The tolerance of our continental climate has been investigated in the collection providing information to other gardens and speialists.

3. BGs as experience-based class-rooms – education activities and infrastructure

The 2,2 hectares territory was originally a barren school-yard. Now, it provides a green surrounding area to the high school specialized in arts. With the art school, there is a strong focus on the students point of view on environmental protection, and their education with interactive programs.

4. BGs as custodians of biodiversity – conservation activities, saving endangered species, gene banking

The garden, with relatively small area, gives the visitor an opportunity to see 1400 taxa from around the world. Therefore, it is suitable for public education. One of the garden’s exotic plant is the Michelia yunnanensis, the only lilving specimen in Hungary.

5. BGs as perpetuators of cultural heritage

This garden is a young garden, but there is an initiative to memorate Hungarian botany. Therefore, several memorials are exhibited about Hungarian botanist in the garden.

6. BGs as eco-attractions – recreation areas, touristic activities and operations, visitor experience and comfort

The garden organizes several public events on Thematic Days, such as guided walks, lectures about different species, invited guests, child programmes. The most popular event takes place on 10th May, when a falconer is invited to educate the guests and students about symbiosis of the garden and birds.