Map
History of Łódź
Links
Gifts and Books
on Łódź
Gallery
Urząd Miasta Łodzi Łódź Turystyczna
 
 
Return to category Nature
« Previous object· Next object »
 
 

Botanical's Garden Palm House

Address:

61 Piłsudskiego St. (inside Źródliska Park)
90-329 Łódź

Contact details:

Telephone: (+48) 42 674 96 65

Web page: www.botaniczny.lodz.pl/palmiarnia.html

Opening hours:

April - September: tue - sun 10:00 A.M. - 6.00 P.M.

October - March: tue - sun 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

25.07 - 31.07: closed

Ticket prices:

Normal - 8 zł

Reduced - 4 zł

For one year - 40 / 80 zł

 

Guide tours - 40 zł

Description:

One of the most modern palm houses in Europe located in the oldest urban park in Lodz entered in the register of monuments - Źródliska Park. It is administered directly by the Botanical Garden in Lodz.    

It was opened to the public for the first time in 1956. It inherited a collection of plants, mainly palms, from orangeries of factory owners and tzarist officials. It contains around 4,500 specimens from more than 1,100 taxa (species and varieties) and 65 botanical families, and a unique collection of huge palms is closely linked with the history of the city. Plants belonging to factory owners were after some time moved to urban greenhouses, and when they were too big for them, it was decided to transform an old canteen in the Źródliska Park into a Palm House. The decision to adapt the building was made in 1955 and it was put to use one year later. The current form of the building is the result of the latest remodelling in 1999-2003. The old building was covered with a glass and steel structure with the first in Poland external integrated heating wall (a combination of a wall and heating system with hot water flowing through window frames).    
The interior is divided into three independent parts with different conditions and microclimate. They are:    

a) Mediterranean pavilion (palms, citrus trees, laurels, rosemary, cherry laurels, gardenias, myrtle, araucarias);    

b) tropical (bromelia, liana, coconut palm trees, pandanus, fig trees, philodendrons, a large collection of orchids and ferns);    

c) cacti and other succulent plants (opuntia, aloe, cereus, clivia, calla or sansevieria).

Photographies: Map: