You can take a closer look at the fauna so typical of this area in a concentrated collection in the capital of the High Bakony region, within a natural environment. Due to its habitat conditions and microclimate, you can find a typical landscape garden in the Arboretum and can explore the tree and shrub species as well as their varieties that grow in the Bakony Hills. At present, there are nearly 600 tree and shrub species here, including a number of pine species. Of these pines, a 170-year-old eastern white pine, the ‘Jurányi’ linden and the Brazilwood are the most famous. This latter is unique because its bark resembles rubber.
Visitors can enjoy not only the sight of the woody vegetation but also the varied avifauna. The large number of old, decayed trees and the natural shrubs attract mainly singing birds, however, bat species that live in tree hollows can also be found here.
The Arboretum is intersected by the Cuha Brook, feeding a little pond at the entrance.
Entering the gate, you can buy ornamental shrubs, as well as publications and souvenirs. If pre-arranged, a guide is available for groups of no more than 25 people upon payment.
March 15 – April 30.: 9:00 – 17:00
May 1 – August 31.: 9:00 – 19.00
September 1 – November 17.: 9:00 – 17:00
Directorate of the Balaton Uplands National Park
8420 Zirc, Damjanich u. 19.
+36 88 414 569 (phone), +36 87 555 261 (fax)