The Botanic Garden of the Jagiellonian University was founded as early as 1783 and is the oldest such establishment in Poland. It contains over 5,000 plans from all over the world, including 1,000 species of trees and shrubs, as well as 2,000 greenhouse species (including many tropical ones).
The garden belongs to the Jagiellonian University and is classified as a historic site. It is open only in the spring-summer season, from April to October. The garden was originally a part of a mansion that belonged to the noble family of Czartoryscy. Later it came into the possession of the order of Jesuits, to be finally given to the Jagiellonian University for research purposes in the field of botany.