University Botanic Garden in Balchik

The Botanical Garden with its terraces pendent over the sea is created by the Swiss florist Jules Jeannys. The floral magnificence blossomed after 1955. A special attraction are the 250 kinds of big cactuses spinally covering a decker of land – ranked second among the collections of this type after the similar one in Monaco, and the Rosarium – filled with the fragrance of 34 sorts of roses second in Europe, too. Here, however, one can see a candy tree, a rubber plant tree and a paper tree, a big evergreen magnolia, a Metasequoia.
The University Botanic Garden is divided in three different parts, historically and functionally:
A landscape park already shaped at the time of Queen Marie of Romania that is now an ensemble cultural heritage – a monument of garden and park art.
A garden adapted for the people with limited abilities. Spreading on an area of 1.1 ha, it shows visitors the beauty of seasonal flower compositions, Alpine spots, water areas, cacti and succulents in typical stone beds cut in Balchik rocks. The network of alleys is built in compliance with the requirements for accessible environment for all. In special spot visually impaired visitors can touch different botanic species described with Braille.
Protected area: In 2005 the territory of the Botanic Garden was declared Protected Area – ‘an idiosyncratic landscape created in harmonious co-existence of man and nature.’ Here professionals and amateurs can observe natural ecosystems and appreciate the rich biodiversity of the region.

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Additional Information

Opening hours for visitors:

  • April: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • May – August: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • September: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • October: 8:30 am –.6:00 pm
  • November – March: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Entrance tickets:

  • Adults – 8.00 BGN
  • Students and pensioners – 3.00 BGN
  • Children under 7 years – free of charge
  • Disadvantaged people – free of charge
  • Students, lecturers and staff of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski – free (student or official card needed to be showed on spot)
  • Students from Universities with which the Sofia University has a cooperation agreement for practice – free of charge (upon written notification and presentation of a list by the leader of the practice)