Aromatic plants

Located in Stanislaw Lem Garden of Experiences, a branch of the Museum of Municipal Engineering in Krakow.

Description written by Kamila Buła

This part of the garden contains plants that emit intense aromas. Plants emit scents for two reasons: to attract pollinating insects or to deter organisms that threaten their vegetation. Colourful flowers attract many types of butterflies, as well as buzzing bees and bumblebees.

The plants here grow next to the edges of the path, which is shaped like the letter “U” with short offshoots. You can smell them by bending down or rubbing their leaves. Be careful with roses, which may have sharp thorns. At the beginning of the path, you’ll find decorative plants and herbs (summer lilac, phlox, purple loosestrife, cheddar pink, wild thyme, spearmint, tarragon, lemon balm, peppermint, sage, English lavender, garden thyme, primrose, and Faassen catnip). In the middle part of the path, you’ll come across Azaleas, Rhododendron and roses.

Planted at the end of the path are Chinese peony, garden Hortensia, Korean viburnum, bog-rosemary, daylilies and Philadelphus.

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