Wojsławice
Arboretum in Wojslawice is located near Niemcza, in south-western part of Poland. There were quite a few owners of this place in the past, at present (since 1988) it is a part of the Botanical Garden of Wroclaw Univeristy.

Already in XVI century there was a country seat with two gardens and orchards. But the official date of setting the arboretum in Wojsławice is assumed to be the 1811 year, when the owners from von Prittwitz and von Aulock families started the process of acclimatization of foreign trees (among others white pine (Pinus strobus), red oak (Quercus rubra), horsechestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) or tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)).

The present appearance of this park is mainly the work of Fritz von Oheimb, who became the owner of estates in Wojsławice in 1880. The part of these estates was a park, created in a sentimental style by the family von Aulock. Thanks to the complete rebuilding and systematical collecting of botanical specimen, the park received a beautiful layout and look, becoming at the same time, a well known arboretum not only in Poland but also abroad. In fact, the creation and enlarging the garden as well as collecting new species and varieties was the passion of Fritz's life. After his death, his son, Arno von Oheimb, continued the work in this garden.

The big collection of various species, mainly of temperate sphere of Northern Hemisphere, is present in this garden. At the beginning of XX century Fritz von Oheimb paid a special care to rhododendrons breeding. The result of this passion was the most beautiful and at the same time the most known collection of rhododendrons (there were about 4 thousand rhododendrons in 300 varieties in 1920).

Other famous and interesting collection in this garden is the collection of daylilies (Hemerocallis), flowering beautifully in the middle of the summer. The next famous species from Wojslawice arboretum is Buxus, represented by a few tens of species and varieties. Visiting this garden, one should also take some time to admire an interesting collection of ornamental grasses.

At present there are more than 8000 species and varieties of various plants (including over 3500 perennials) growing in this garden.






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Oak pond
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Fritz's pond
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Wigwam
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Sweet Cherry Hill
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Alley Royal Purple
Sweet Cherry Hill
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Farm and Hydrangea ponds