Salaspils Botanic Garden reviews
The territory is so wide, I did not know where to start, so I was happy about the map I got at the information centre. The green house of course is the place to go, especially if you are a succulent..... more »
Salaspils is a short train ride out of Riga. The Botanic Garden is next to the station so the train is a very convenient way to travel. The gardens are well kept and well laid out. Not all the... more »
I love this place. The garden is terrific. So beautiful and well executed. Please add more rest places
Although the glass houses were good, very well kept and clean and tidy, we found the labelling rather odd with the cultivar names being given prominence over the botanical names and provenance of the plants. There was no interpretation in any other language than Latvian. Outside there were lots of flower beds with peonies and roses and lilies etc but it was more of a garden, rather than a "botanical" garden. The further you got from the entrance the fewer the labels - even the labelling of the trees seemed to Peter out so we could only tell we were in the area that was ostensibly Siberia for instance by looking at our map and we learnt nothing. It was rather disappointing I'm sad to say.
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