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Rhododendron plantation at Babīte comes alive

28.05.2014

Celebrating blossom time for the variously colored shrub, the LU Rhododendron Selection and Experimental Plantation „Babīte” on May 3rd at 2:00 p.m. will hold a special event where the LU Women’s Choir „Latve” and the Talsi Community Center Folk Dance Group Seniors  „Draudzība” will perform.

  • Photo: Toms Grīnbergs, LU Press centre

Situated in a pine tree forest, „Babīte” (11.8 ha) features the largest collection in the Baltic region with its 77 genera and 239 varieties of rhododendron (all internationally registered), bred by THE master in this field -  Professor Rihards Kondratovičs.

Rhododendron are in bloom through June 15th; plantation hours are 9:00 a.m  to 6:00 p.m.

Via public transportation:

Train: Rīga – Jūrmala , Jūrmala – Rīga to „Babīte” station;

Bus #4 (Abrenes iela – Piņķi) to the stop „Ceļš uz Vārnukrogu”;

Bus #13 (Preču 2 – Babītes stacija) to stop „Ceļš uz Vārnukrogu”.

By car: from Babīte, in the direction of Vārnukrogs ~ 200m.

Additional information at the website: www.rododendri.lu.lv