About the Botanical Garden of Cluj Napoca, Cluj-napoca, Romania
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The Botanical Garden “Alexandru Borza” aparteining at Babes-Balyai University from Cluj Napoca was founded in 1920 by the teacher Alexandru Borza. Having a surface of 14 hectares it host 10 000 species of plants from all over the parts of the world.
The major points of attraction of the Botanical Garden are: the Roman Garden and the Japanese Garden
The Roman Garden
It's placed near the statue of the roman agriculture Goddess, Ceres. In this place can be found some archeological pieces discovered in the old roman town of Napoca and also the plants that were used in the past for ornament in the roman gardens.
The Japanese Garden
It's arranged using the traditional japanese style gyo-no-niwa and hosts plants specific from the Japan Country. In the Japanese Garden there is a artificial lake and in the middle of the lake there is a small island wich links to the margins of the lake by a curved bridge and by a stone bridge. The lake is illuminated by 4 stone flashlights and the plants wich are arround the lake were broght from the Far East.
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However, the town lost its privileges during the peasant uprising of Gheorghe Doja in 1438. In the 16th century, Hungary was conquered by the Ottomans and Cluj became a part of the autonomous Principality of Transylvania, only to be integrated in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1699. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Cluj became the religious, cultural and administrative capital of Transylvania. Cluj played a major role in the 1948 Revolution, when Hungarian and Romanian revolutionaries tried to join their forces against the Austrian regime.... Read more »
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