Day Trip to Balchik Botanical Gardens & Queens Palace
Day trip to Queen's Palace and Botanical Gardens in Balchik, with great sea side views, and taste of Bulgarian cuisine. This unique walk around the gardens, gives a full insight on the botanica Mediterranea, with flora collections from Europe, Africa, South Central America as well as Asia. Toch feel smell and feel royal. Great Bulgaria, Roman and Romanian motives in around the gardens. One of the best if not the best looking garden in Bulgaria today. As part of the residence, in 1926 the Swiss botanist Jules Jani designed and built a park complex. Twenty nine years later, the Sofia University “Saint Kliment Ohridski “ created at this place a botanical garden with an area of 65 decares. Today, it has more than 2 000 plant species from 85 families and over 800 genera. The collection of palm-trees, for example, includes 33 species, some of which more than 50 years old. Here you can see rare and exotic trees such as rubber tree, oriental raisin tree, paper mulberry, red juniper, ancient Ginkgo biloba, evergreen magnolia, etc. Of Interest is also the Metasequoia, which was considered extinct until during a scientific expedition in China a Bulgarian scholar found a living plant. The garden is world famous for its unique collection of large-sized cactuses, which is the second of this kind in Europe after the one in Monaco. It is open from April to October, spreading on an area of 1 decare. The collection of 600 specimens of giant succulents, some of which blooming only once in 100 years is also impressive. Among the most beautiful flowers in the garden are the water lilies and the magnolias, as well as the magnificently arranged collection of annual plants at the entrance.
Minimum 2 people.