Behind the main building of the University of Debrecen, the 15.5-hectare Botanical Garden houses nearly 6,000 plant species.
The first Botanical Garden was created following the work of Sámuel Diószegi and Mihály Fazekas, the authors of the famous Hungarian Botanical Book. The garden was under the supervision of the Reformed College and was used for natural science training.
After the First World War, it was neglected and then relocated to the area of the Great Forest. In addition to organizing the plants and the exhibition area, roads, a rock garden and a network of water pipes were created to increase the number of plant species that can be presented. In addition, the first greenhouse and winter roof were built, as well as a lake.
The purpose and task of the Botanic Garden remained the same as it was at the beginning: education, research, dissemination of knowledge. In terms of these aspects, it is a worthy follower of Debrecen´s natural science past.
You can find further informations about the Botanical Garden´s current programs on the following pages: