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The botanical garden was founded in 1872 by the Hungarian linguist Sámuel Brassai. Over 10,000 plants from around the world grow on it. The garden was divided into thematic sections, including ornamental plants, medical plants, Romanian flora, including endemic and protected species, and a geobotanical section.
An interesting fact is the Roman garden, in which there are archaeological remains from the Roman colony of Napoca. You can watch here, among others statue of the goddess Ceres, guardian of grain and arable crops. Also noteworthy is the traditional Japanese garden, founded on an island on an artificial lake, which is accessed by a characteristic Japanese-style bridge. The garden represents the "gyo-no-niwa" style. On its territory there are picturesque stone fountains, columns and gazebos.
The botanical garden also has greenhouses and the Botanical Museum. Flower lovers can visit the rose garden where about 250 varieties of roses grow.