Parks in Lodz Part 1


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The urban city of Łódź had its own secret beautiful natural places. One of them is the largest European urban park which is called the Łagiewnicki Forest. It is located north of the city. The whole area is a part of Łodz Hills Landscape Park and it is the remnants of old Puszcza Łódzka counting 200 years. The Forest features an upland and diversified landscape. There are plenty of walking and cycling trails. Exploring the area of the Łodź Forest you can admire diversity of plants, especially trees. This place was a witness of many historical events such as the 1863 uprising, the mass execution by the Nazis in WWII. There also can be found historical buildings for instance the baroque Franciscan monastery complex or two wooden shrines built in 1676 and 1703 which are the oldest monuments in Lodz.
The first Botanical Garden in Łódź was founded in 1929 in the west part of the city. After WWII, the new garden was creating close to the old one. In 1973 the first part of the garden was open to visitors. The integral part of the Botanical Garden is the Palm House. The whole area of the garden cover about 70 ha. In the Garden you will discover countless number of plants' species which are divided into 9 topic sections. The garden is educational and offer a lot of exhibitions with lectures, displays and fairs of plants and botanical books. In the Palm House, there are approx. 2000 species: mediterranean vegetation, cacti and other succulents and tropical flora with the oldest Polish palm trees.

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