The Arboretum in Sarvar is one of the oldest arboretums on record. In the middle of the 16th century during Hungarian Renaissance, the park was founded as a fruit and vegetable garden, belonging to Tamas Nádasdy. Herbaceous plants and shrubs were planted by Ferenc Nádasdy and the gardens flourished. That is until 1671 when he was beheaded for his participation in the Wesselenyi's Conspiracy. Since then the gardens, like the nearby Nádasdy Castle, have had several owners.
Ancient Hardwood Forest
An arboretum is a place where trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants are cultivated for educational or scientific purposes. The Sárvár Arboretum Nature Reserve lives up to its name with with over 200 tree and shrub species, including a hardwood forest situated in the middle of the city. Here, you will find 400-year-old oak and ash trees, as well as younger elms. You will feel very small as you stand by the trunks of these ancient trees and look up towards the canopy. It is a place where you can imagine how Sarvar looked before urbanization. The forest also has many other tree and shrub species along with an idyllic pond.
Tranquil Botanical Garden
The second half of the gardens present more traditionally landscaped botanical gardens that date back 200 years. Here you find vibrant, colorful rhododendron and azaleas, among some of the wide range of flower species, blended together with sycamore, trees, yews, Japanese pagoda trees, and magnolias. There is also a farm yard and greenhouse, which are open seasonally. Enjoy a stroll around this tranquil nature reserve in the heart of Sarvar.
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