For Nicky, my mum, from whom I learned to love plants and photography.
In the southern part of Zagreb´s lower town, it extends from the Miramarska road in the east to the Runjaninova street in the west, along the Mihanovićeva street and the Marulićev square in the west, with the rail embankment in the south.
The Garden is principally open from 9 am till sunset, at the latest by 7 pm.
Monday & Tuesday: 9 am – 2.30 pm
Wednesday – Sunday: 9 am – 7 pm (5 pm*, 6 pm**, 4 pm***)
*Early spring visiting hours in March (till the first Wednesday after the summer time change)
** Early autumn visiting hours in October (till the first Wednesday after the winter time change)
*** Late autumn visiting hours in November (from the winter time change)
The fragrance hit me as soon as I walked through the gates.
Sunday afternoon couples strolled arm in arm.
Mostly Croatians from what I could hear. No crowds or English.
Bird song all around me.
Late afternoon – the sun setting by 5pm now.
I noticed a man with a shopping trolley. He settled himself and started to paint.
Meanwhile as I stand under the tree, individual leaves waft past my nose.
The Botanicb Gardens, Zagreb – website.
There is some further information and extra photos here on Zagreb 4 blog.