Although the Bednarski Park doesn’t offer much more than a partially paved path to walk, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful and captivating natural areas in Krakow. It includes limestone cliffs, over one hundred different species of trees and plants, and the remains of 18th-century fortifications.
Since the Middle Ages the park was occupied by a limestone quarry. The composition of plants in the park was dominated by the specific landform–at the foot of limestone rocks. The selection of trees, bushes and plants was also carefully made, as they grow in the shadows of the rocks. The park is popular among locals, who use it mainly for recreational purposes.
The park contains rich flora–there are over 100 different species of trees and shrubs, including ash trees, pine trees, lime trees, birches, maples, chestnuts, oaks, beech trees and hornbeams, as well as some exotic trees (mainly from America).