Roof park of Warsaw University Library

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Recommended for children from the following age groups:
  • 0-3
  • 3-7
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

The garden on the roof of the Warsaw University Library (BUW) is one of the largest and most beautiful roof gardens in Europe.

Designed by landscape architect Irena Bajerska and opened in 2002.

The garden consists of two parts: the lower and upper, located on the roof, where a staircase (for disabled people and parents with children there is elevator inside the building).

Among the plants which you can see here are: ground cover plants such as curled Stephanandra, flowering shrubs such as forsythia, shrubby cinquefoil, Japanese spirea, wonderful Weigela, Meyer lilac, Clematis alpina, cotoneaster and roses, many clematis vines like the Tangutian, Karg Siberian trees, perennials, including Sedum proven and wild thyme. Juniper, Pfitzer, willow Swiss, venose and purple, ornamental grass such as valesian and amethyst fescue, Koeleria grandis and common quaking grass are growing here as well.

Numerous walkways and paths decorated with a Japanese vine, climbing Hydrangea and Parthenocissus quinquefolia facilitate the journe between the different parts of the garden.

The terraces on the top of the Library enable the view on the beautiful skyline of Warsaw - Świętokrzyski Bridge, the Vistula, the Palace of Culture and Science and the National Stadium.

It is the perfect place for a family getaway.

Roof park of Warsaw University Library

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ul. Dobra 56/66, Warszawa, Polska

Opening days and hours:

open from 1 May to 30 September from 9:00-20:00, from 1 to 30 April and from 1 to 31 October, 9:00-18:00, from November 1 to March 31 from 9:00 - 15:00 - free admission to the roof

Tickets adults:
free admission
Tickets children:
free admission



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Updated on

Friday, 05 April 2013

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