Lost in Plantation: Botanical Garden Belgrade

October 17, 2016 4

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Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Sometimes life just bites us. The email inbox is flooded. The to-do list is growing. And our ‘mojo’ seems lost in translation. Luckily there is one solution in almost every bigger city. One way to calm our mind and root our being: botanical gardens. These green oases do the trick – they reconnect us to nature. They show us that all that hassle is just modern times hassle. It is not the essence. It is not life. So for today’s ‘Lost in Plantation’ post I am taking you to a new botanical garden – the botanical garden ‘Jevremovac’ in the Serbian capital Belgrade.

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Belgrade’s botanical garden was founded in 1847 and belongs to the University of Belgrade. It stretches over almost five hectares and features a wide outdoor garden, a Japanese garden and a Victorian greenhouse from the end of the 19th century. With all the bustle and hustle of a city, this garden is a perfect retreat to everyone seeking a quiet and relaxed moment. And that rule applies to all botanical gardens around the world.

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Walking through the botanical garden is almost therapeutical. Although I love the outdoor area, to me the true heart of Belgrade’s botanical garden is its Victorian greenhouse. The entrance area invites the visitor with lush tropical leaves and stretches to two sides. One sides hosts a fine selection of more tropical plants and humidity loving species. The other side is reserved for desert dwellers like cacti and succulents. Even though the greenhouse is small compared to some other greenhouses across Europe, it is a real pleasure to discover the almost 1,000 plant species in it.

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Whenever I travel, I like to visit the local botanical garden. Not only is it interesting to discover new plants and the places’ history, but I also love to observe the people visiting the gardens. Entire classes of school kids, newly weds taking photos, older visitors, families, tourists. Some of them observe plants in detail, others seem to take a walk, and yet again others sit and read. But all of them seem to have one thing in common: a very relaxed and serene attitude during their visit.

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

Lost in Plantation, botanical garden, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade travel tips, Botanical garden Belgrade

When was the last time you visited a botanical garden? Maybe in your city or somewhere during your travels? Any botanical gardens you can truly recommend? Let me know!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply annton October 17, 2016 at 13:15

    What a breathtaking place. I will fantasize the rest of the day, to move in there. Do remember that cheesy Eighties movie “Cinderella”, where the prince lived in a greenhouse?

    • Reply Igor October 18, 2016 at 20:03

      I agree it is a wonderful urban retreat full of green goodness! Oh I don’t know that movie!! Sounds fun though.

  • Reply Maggy October 18, 2016 at 16:32

    Victorian Greenhouses are so lovely!
    I like going to Pillnitz (Dresden). It’s not a Botanical Garden but a great Park with a greenhouse for palms and they are having a very old and very big Camelia there.

    • Reply Igor October 18, 2016 at 20:02

      Oh that sounds lovely too! I like those small rather unknown places!

  • Reply Christine October 18, 2016 at 19:47

    Beautiful!

    …the munich garden 😉

    but also the botanical garden of vienna!

    • Reply Igor October 18, 2016 at 20:02

      Yes! Oh and I blogged already about the Munich botanical garden. Haven’t been to the one in Vienna yet!

  • Reply Lara October 20, 2016 at 02:16

    What a beautiful place. I would love to have a greenhouse like that.
    Super pictures.
    Lara

  • Reply Vanessa October 21, 2016 at 14:55

    gorgeous!

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