Warsaw University Library Garden


Measuring over a hectare, the rooftop garden atop Warsaw University Library provides a lush perch from which to admire the city skyline with views over the Vistula. It is divided into four sections: golden (north), silver (east), crimson (south) and green (west), each planted with vegetation reflecting their colour name.

Note: the lower ground-level section of the garden with a duck pond and granite sculptures on cosmological themes is open between November and March only.

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