Botanical Garden

When the University of Kolozsvár moved to Szeged in 1922, the city donated a land of 20 kh to it to establish a botanical garden. The first plants were introduced by the founding director, István Győrffy. The botanic garden is still owned by the university, as a collection serving education and research, open to the public, as well. The garden presents agricultural species in a systematic way, including herbs, dye, fibre and food plants, but it also takes part in the preservation of protected plants. One of the curiosities of the collection is the Indian lotus, which arrived more than 80 years ago. In the lake fed by artesian water it found the living conditions appropriate for proliferation and now it represents the largest open-air stand in Central Europe.


Opening hours:

March: 9:00-17:00
1 April – 30 September: 9:00-18:00
October: 9.00-17.00
1 November – 29 February: 9:00-16:00

The Botanical Garden can be visited on holidays, except for Christmas and New Year.
On Monday, the greenhouses may be closed due to plant protection work.
Entry and ticketing are not possible half an hour before closing time.

Ticket prices 2024:

Adult: HUF 2,500
Student/pensioner: HUF 1,800
Kindergarten: HUF 1,000
SZTE employee/student/ SZTE Alma Mater member: HUF 1,000
Children under 3: free
People with reduced mobility/disabled (with accompanying 1 person): HUF 800/person

Discounts: group ticket (from 15 people)
Adult: HUF 2,100
Student/pensioner: HUF 1,500
SZTE employee/student/SZTE Alma Mater member: HUF 800
People with reduced mobility/Disabled (with accompanying 1 person): HUF 600/person
Kindergarten group + 3 accompanying teachers: HUF 800/person

Increased ticket prices apply to some events!


Flying Flowers – Tropical Butterfly House in the Botanical Garden

A truly unique feature of the Botanic Garden is the tropical butterfly garden, where the main attraction is the exotic butterflies and the flying flowers of the animal kingdom. The enclosed, heatable foil tent, which easily warms up in summer, is an environment of exotic plants in which butterflies can live freely.

The species on display are native to Central and South America, bred on butterfly farms in Costa Rica, and the caterpillars are transported after pupation and then develop in the pupae hutch in the Botanic Garden. The butterflies emerge from the pupae, which are attached with insect pins, in 1-3 weeks. Hundreds of butterflies of up to 20 species can be observed at a time.

The two greenhouses attached to the tropical butterfly house welcome visitors to a special world of ferns and orchids.

Please note that the humidity (70%) and temperature (30-35°C) are high!

Opening hours of the tropical butterfly garden, orchid house and fern house:

1 May – 30 September: every day: 9.00-17.45 (closed: 12.00-13.00)


Address: 6726 Szeged, Lövölde utca 42.

Contact details:

Phone: +36 30 554 9650