Botanical Garden in Košice

Botanical Garden in Košice

There is first sucking bag tree in Slovakia in the Botanical Garden of UPJŠ in Košice . If you take your child away from the sucking bag  and you don't want to give it up, try talking to him to replace him in the botanical garden with a nice stuffed animal and hang the sucking bag  on our sucking bag tree. You can check the sucking bag  every time you visit the garden.

arboretum / botanical garden
English-landscape park
218 – 370 m a.s.l.
30 ha
Nearby attractions:
Guided tours of the town of Košice (St. Elizabeth's Cathedral, Urban Tower, ZOO, ..), mill in Buzice, archaeological open-air museum in Nižná Myšla
N 48.7345483
E 21.2361222
Information boards
Educational walks
Brochure, flyer
Tour guides
Experience accompanying or programs for children
Car park
Available for private hire
Available for photography
Open parks and gardens weekend
Múdre stromy


Botanical Garden UPJŠ was founded in 1950 in Košice in the area of dolný Bankov on the locality Červený breh. When it was set up, it spread over 36 hectares and had 2400 m2 of heated glazed buildings. Since its establishment, its professional focus, structure, material and technical background have been formed several times. Since 1959 it has become a part of the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik and in its organizational structure it is a scientific and pedagogical university workplace.

Description of the park

Fauna and flora of the park

In the area of BZ UPJŠ there are expositions of tropical and subtropical vegetation in warm exposition greenhouses with an area of 3500 m2, on the area of 4 ha there is an exposition of decorative flora. Part of this exposition (2 ha) consists of Ecological educational area (currently before the completion of construction). On the area of 4 acres is located a gene pool collection of autochthonous taxa of higher plants. The area of 24 ha covers the forest part of BZ UPJŠ, which consists of forest units of original phytocoenoses connected to forest communities of the geomorphological units of Bankova and Čermeľské údolie (eastern part of  Slovenské Rudohorie)

List of Wise Trees in this park

Múdre stromy

List of Wise Trees in this park

Current use

BG UPJŠ concentrates its activities in the field of educational, research and cultural - social. In educational activities, it creates conditions for laboratory exercises and, on request, provides instruction at the Faculty of Science, UPJŠ in the fields of geobotany, plant ecology, environmental protection and field excursions. Students of botanical disciplines, under the leadership of BZ UPJŠ employees, have the opportunity to do their diploma theses and consult botanical problems. In cooperation with the Leisure Center, she actively participates in organizing competitions such as Biological Olympiad, Know and Protect, Secondary School Professional Activities.

Scientific research BG UPJŠ is focused on the study of biology of endangered species of higher plants in eastern Slovakia, synanthropisation of vegetation, plant invasion, breeding of decorative cultivars and pathological problems of woody plants in changed environmental conditions.

Activities in the area of ​​culture and society are oriented towards making the plant collection accessible, presenting the biodiversity of the plant kingdom, raising and strengthening the environmental awareness of visitors to sustainability and environmental protection.


t.č.: +421 55 234 1676 (sekretariát)

Plan your way

The Botanical Garden is located in the center of Košice, the easiest way to get there is by tram No. 2 from Staničné námestie, if you arrived to Košice by train or bus.

Opening hours


  09.00 - 15.00 hod. whole year
outer area 09.00 - 15.00 hod.
09.00 - 18.00 hod.
1. 10. - 30. 4.
1. 5. - 30. 9.
Organized groups:
(at least  3 persons)
whole year. Visits of organized groups during working days should be announced in advance on tel. no.: 055/234 1667.
Individual visitors: on holidays, Saturdays and Sundays  Individual visitors are not guitded.
During working days organized groups can order guided tour, the guide is paid separately. In other cases the groups are not guided.
At the time of vacances the the entrance to greeenhouses also for individual visitors at 09.00, 10.00, 11.00, 13.00, 14.00.

Accessibility of the park

This park is accessible to the public!