Salaspils holds the largest collection of plants in the Baltics with more than 14 000 different species. Its origin dates back to 1798, but the C. W. Schoch’s plant nursery began its existence in Salaspils at the end of the 19th century. In 1956, the Botanic Garden was founded as its successor. The wide collection of trees, perennial, food, and greenhouse plants makes the garden a popular destination for both educational and recreational purposes throughout all four seasons. The new multifunctional greenhouse complex was opened in spring 2015. The monthly plant fairs of the National Botanic Garden from April through to October have become one of the largest gardening events in Latvia. Its slogan – come, and you’ll have something in your garden your neighbour doesn’t. Topical excursions and lectures, consultations on the management of historical gardens, activities for students, as well as possibilities for cyclists, Nordic walkers, and lovers of active recreation are also available. The entrance to the National Botanic Garden is located right next to Salaspils Train Station – it could not be any closer!
Working hours: outdoor expositions every day from 9:00 – 18:00 (1.10. – 31.03.); from 9:00 – 20:00 (01.04. – 30.09.);
Greenhouse: Monday, Tuesday – close; Wednesday – Sunday from 9:00 – 18:00