The Dendrological Garden in Przelewice was established in 1933 by Conrad van Borsig. Its area amounts to about 45 ha, while 30 ha is covered by the existing garden with the palace, about 1.6 ha is covered by nurseries and 15 ha is not available to tourists.
The first palace park in Przelewice was created here after the palace was constructed in 1814. The next owners of the estate managed the park in various ways (there was an asparagus cultivation place, and fruit and vegetable gardens). Between 1933 and 1938 the contemporary owner, Conrad von Borsig, changed the park into a dendrological graden which was included in the preservation maintenance. .
During the process of parcelling the estate, after World War II, about 10 ha of the orchards, nurseries and vegetable gardens were separated from the arboretum. Then it was expanded by an area with a similar area and now a rockery, established between 2000 and 2003, is located there.
Przelewice is famous for its unusual Arboretum and amazing halls and cellars in the classical style. Crowds of tourists, newly-weds, businessmen and anyone interested in the palace’s fascinating history or colourful gardens come here.
The Botanical Research and Implementation Centre in Przelewice offers conference halls, a reading room with library, studio and laboratories, and also guest rooms and cafes. In the Centre one may carry out complex research on flora, fauna and inanimate nature, and also chemical analyses of plants, waters and soils. The processing line that includes a tissue-culture laboratory, phytotrons, glasshouses and cultivation fields enable the carrying out of research on various techniques of plant breeding.
Thanks to the built-in breeding glasshouse and the tissue laboratory, the production of the nursery material is going to increase. It will also allow the cultivation of thermophytes, which are in the field of interest of nature lovers. From spring to autumn the forests are painted with earth colours of green, red and bronze, and picturesque flowers, bushes, forest clearings and temples of contemplation and streams turn into real pools – it is the garden landscape – as if created by an artist – which enchants not only with its beauty, but also with its attractions.
In the Dendrological Garden in Przelewice one may find the following interesting collections:
a) dove tree,
b) tiger-tail spruce,
c) Brewer’s spruce,
d) śWilson’s spruce,
e) horned maple,
f) Japanese white pine,
g) bamboo trees,
h) Atlas cedar,
i) giant sequoia,
j) skunk cabbage,
k) bog rhubarb,
l) winter aconite.
Additional information and services prices may be found on the website or over the telephone:
The Dendrological Garden in Przelewice
tel. 91 / 564 30 80
fax. 91 / 579 00 88