I visited Jibou botanical garden for first time around 5 years ago and, at that time, I was shocked about the beauty of the place. Few people ever heard of Jibou and unless you are a frequent train traveller to Zalau, Satu Mare or Baia Mare, you don’t really need to know about it. The city is small and quite and you will never expect to find such a gem in this area.

What’s there to see?

Well, as the name suggests, you can see a lot of plants. But wait, there is more – how about some exotic fish? And then, think again, what if you can see also some deers and wild boars? Well, it is all there. The people managing the facility decided to keep adding nice things so people will come back frequently. I think that all visitors appreciate the work started by Prof. Vasile Fati and continued by every single people working in the garden today.

Jibou botanical garden is built on the domain previously owned by WesselĂ©nyi family. While you are in the garden, you can also admire the castle and wonder about the history of the place – which was pretty interesting.

Wesselenyi Castle in the Background

Wesselenyi Castle in the Background

Tulips

Tulips – in progress

Oriental Corner

Oriental Corner

Let’s see some animals as well:

Deers

Deers

Peacock

Peacock

How to reach Jibou Botanical Garden

In order to reach Gradina Botanica Vasile Fati, you need to head to Jibou. You can go there by train or by car and once you reach the city look for Str. Parcului. It will be very easy to find the place once you found the street and you can always use an application like Google Maps to spot the place.

Prices

Tickets are pretty cheap and at the time of my visit we paid 5 RON / person for adults and 2 RON / kids & students. You can find always updated details on the official website.