Botanical gardens are known as the most enjoyable way to get away from the noise and stress of the city and embrace nature in Istanbul. It is necessary to be an excellent researcher to know botanical gardens, which are ideal for traveling and discovering new plants. There are many famous botanical gardens in the city. If you are looking for places in Istanbul where you can relax and take a moment, you can check our list of the best botanical gardens in Istanbul.
The Alfred Heilbronn Botanic Garden accommodates about 5.000 plants on a 15.000km2 plot of ground. Inside, there are six extensive gardens, each specializing in a particular species. While each one is special in its way, the one with the small lake inside stands out. You can visit this botanical garden located in Fatih on weekdays.
The NGBB is the center point of Turkish floristic research. It has a massive collection of Turkish geophytes. A Children's Garden is also available for school programs. In the garden, you'll find a lake that represents the Bosphorus, as well as an Amphitheatre. There is a vast range of plants in the plant collection. Medicinal, aromatic, edible, and dye plants, dry and halophytic, crevice and rock gardens, geophytes, woody plants, and Turkish native and unique species are all available.
The Medical Plants Garden, located in Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, contains hundreds of plants with medical characteristics. The Zeytinburnu Medical Plants Garden is situated on the European side of Istanbul's historic peninsula. It provides tourists a breath of fresh air and knowledge about medicinal herbs, with over 700 plants.
Bakırköy Botanical Park has 11 thematic gardens consisting of different plant groups and hundreds of trees. In addition to this, Atatürk and children's themed sculptures, children's playgrounds, three wind turbines placed to encourage ecological life and to meet some of the energy needs of the botanical park, natural ponds, ornamental pools, waiting for areas for migratory birds, 8 There is also a pool with five horses, viewing terraces, picnic areas, and social facilities.
Atatürk Arboretum, affiliated with the Faculty of Forestry of Istanbul University, was established on a 296-hectare forest in the southeast of the Belgrad Forest in Sarıyer district. Kirazlıbent, built during the Ottoman Empire, and Atatürk Arboretum, which houses the first nursery in Turkey, founded by Neşet Hoca in 1916, cooperate with other arboretums and botanical gardens in the world in the supply of seeds and saplings.