One lovely day I had no clue what to do. I had to find a way to spend four hours in Riga with a minimal budget. I talked to my mom and she suggested that I go to the Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia. I hadn’t been there for quite some time now so I decided to go and explore the beauty of it.
When I took my first steps in the Garden I already knew that it’s going to be extremely beautiful All the greenery that surrounded me was amazing. I had always liked being in nature so seeing everything around me so green and beautiful made me feel at home.
First, I walked through some greenhouses where I saw some palm trees, all kinds of flowers (I’m really not good with flower names) and cacti.
When I went out of the main building that contained all the greenhouses I stumbled upon an interesting sculpture that looked like a dinner table with silver fruit and a gold rabbit in the middle of everything.
I was really excited to go further to explore more and more with every step so I went to the Tropical Butterfly House and the Greenhouse of Azaleas. I think it might be my favourite place there. Despite the heat inside, I just stood between the butterflies trying to capture them on camera. They were moving way too fast, but I still got a couple of shots from the Tropical Butterfly House.
Drenched in sweat, I left the Butterfly House to see the blossoming rhododendrons. It turned out that at this very moment they were in full bloom and in different colours and shades. My favourite ones were the orange ones.
Moving along the path I saw children drawing flowers all around the garden. I guess they wanted to capture as much as they could during the amazingly sunny day.
Since I had a lot of time to explore and go around the place I even found some amazing slightly hidden gems in the garden.
I don’t know why this small house was here, but I absolutely loved the old mystical look that it had. My guess is that it used to be a gardener’s house.
I had a tough time choosing the photos to put in here because I had so many of this absolutely stunning place. I would definitely recommend going there especially at the beginning of June.
To end this post here’s a small animation of butterflies!