Archive of Botanical Alerts



February 04, 2020


There are about 200 species of jasmine in the world. They mainly come from Asia, Australia and Oceania. The genus name Jasmine is derived from the Persian word ‘Yasameen’, which means ‘gift from God’. From the flowering plant jasmine comes the name Yasmin / Jasmine (well known by fans of Aladdin). This name is rather unusual in Poland. We cherish names after roses and berries.


Our today's hero - winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) - comes from China. Its flowers may remind us of forsythia – which also bloom before leaves unfold and their flowers are yellow as well. In February, after a few cloudy, dark and often rainy months, we are particularly hungry for warmth and sun, wherefore we receive yellow-flowering plants so positively. Come to the Garden and enjoy the lively coloured flowers with us smile




January 21, 2020


The next plant we want to present is the lance-flowered Standish’s honeysuckle (Lonicera standishii var. lancifolia). The Latin name of the genus - Lonicera, includes both shrubs as well as twining vines (climbing honeysuckles). There are almost 180 species scattered throughout the northern hemisphere.


Plant presented today comes from China and is distinguished by pleasantly fragrant flowers. Our employees agree that it smells better than fragrant viburnum - a plant from the previous alarm.


It is also worth adding that honeysuckles, which bloom a little later, are very eagerly visited by insects, including bees. There is even an old song that refers to that relationship - "Honeysuckle and the Bee".


We encourage you to listen to the song and visit the Garden to smell the flowers yourself and determine if you also like the fragrance of the lance-flowered Standish’s honeysuckle more than fragrant viburnum.




January 14, 2020


Do you know that there are about 200 species of viburnum (Viburnum) in the world, of which 30 are in our collection? Today we would like to introduce you a species that has been blooming in our garden since December and still looks beautiful!


Fragrant Viburnum (Viburnum farreri) comes from northwestern China and, as the name suggests, its flowers spread a pleasant fragrance around. It usually blooms in March or April, but during warmer winters sometimes its flowers develop already in December or January.