Gliwice Palm House

Gliwice Municipal Palm House is located at ul. A. Fredro, in the park Frederic Chopin in Gliwice.

In a modern building with an area of ​​2000 m2, almost 6000 plants grow, and the oldest specimens are over 120 years old.

The Palm House Gliwice is the third largest building of this type in Poland and has been divided into five thematic pavilions in which, in addition to exotic plants, there are also terrariums with reptiles and leaves, aquariums with turtles and stingrays, and cages with exotic birds.

Gliwice Palm House

Here you can admire citrus and spice plants such as pepper, cinnamon and cardamom, as well as exotic palms and cacti from Australia, Africa and the Americas.

History

The first greenhouses in the Chopin Park in Gliwice were constructed around 1880. The present Gliwice Palm House was built in 1924 and has been rebuilt many times since then.

At the beginning of its activity, among the plants there was also a collection of palms, three of which (the Canary Island Phoenix) still grow in the historical pavilion.

Gliwice The Palm House and the surrounding park have become the "green lungs" of Silesia. However, it was not spared the war damage.

In the winter of 1945, the Palm House Gliwice was devastated, and the frost destroyed almost the entire plant collection. It was reopened in 1947.

The technical condition of the buildings deteriorating over the years has forced the complete modernization of the Palm House.

The area of ​​the Gliwice Palm House has increased to 2000 m2 after renovation, and the tallest pavilion is now 22 meters high.

Gliwice Palm House

pavilions

pavilion I - utility plants

The subtropical climate prevailing in this pavilion corresponds to the plants gathered here, whose common feature is their usefulness for man.

Pavilion II - tropical plants

We will not notice the impact of seasons on the development of plants here, because the specimens collected in this pavilion do not undergo a rest period. As in nature, the air here is humid and the temperature is quite high. The collected plants form the so-called "Floors", which is a characteristic feature of tropical rainforests. The cascade and small pond add charm to this place, and piranhas, peacock-eyed cichlids and African catfish diversify their stay in the Gliwice Palm House.

pavilion III - historical

The oldest and one of the most magnificent plants of the Gliwice Palm House are gathered here: palms - Canary Island phoenixes, which are over 120 years old. There are papyri and pandans in the ponds.

Here, guests can relax in the gazebo and sit on the benches.

Pavilion IV - succulents

In this pavilion, the humidity of the air and the ground is kept low, because all the plants present here have a common feature, which is the ability to store water. The most numerous group here is the cactus family - 2000. Among them there are 8-meter cereus and several-millimeter lithops, the so-called living stones.

Pavilion V - aquarium

Four freshwater environments and several dozen species of fish are presented here. The largest tank, with a capacity of 60 liters, shows the Amazon environment, the others have a capacity of 000 to 11 liters each.

Amazon

Species diversity and richness of the South American environment Amazon has fascinated researchers for a long time.

Nowadays, there is a struggle to preserve these "green lungs" of the world.

You can see here exotic arapima, freshwater rays, herbivorous pacu piranhas and redfin catfish.

Tanganyika

It is the longest lake in the world and the second deepest lake after Lake Baikal, located in East Africa. Its isolation meant that most of the animals that inhabit it are endemic.

Polish rivers

The native habitat of many species of fauna and flora shown at the exhibition is to raise the level of awareness and increase the need to care for the natural environment and species occurring in it. Here you can see, among others, trout, burbot, perch and crucian carp.

Southeast Asian rivers

Southeast Asia is a green and humid land with a very diverse aquatic environment. Most of the plants and fish grown in our home aquariums come from Asia.

Educational trail

The "Path of knowledge about exotic plants" program gives the possibility of direct contact with exotic nature.

An interactive educational path has been marked out in the exhibition pavilions and points where you can touch interesting plants have been distinguished.

After the classes the group receives a certificate.

Facilities for the mobility impaired: driveway, elevator, toilet.  

Gliwice Palm House - visiting time it's about 1,5 hours

Gliwice Palm House ticket price list

Gliwice Palm House ticket price list
Gliwice Palm House ticket price list

Gliwice Palm House - cennik educational activities

Gliwice Palm House car park for passenger cars it is located near the facility, and for coaches along ul. A. Fredro.

Gliwice Palm House opening hours:

Monday to Friday 9.00-18.00

Virtual tour of the City Palm House

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