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Baltics' largest collection of azaleas on display in Botanical Garden

24.01.2011
 | LETA

University of Latvia's Botanical Garden invites everyone to visit the Palm House from January 21 to end-March to see the largest collection of azaleas in the Baltic countries.

Azalea is part of the genus Rhododendron and mostly grows in Far East.

The University of Latvia has the largest collection of azaleas in the Baltics, with flowers from Western Europe, Russia, Ukraine and Latvia. Professor Rihards Kondratovics started development of the collection in 1956, now the oldest bushes are at least 50 years old, and over two meters in diameter.